Legendary playback singer and music director Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao will live in the hearts of Telugus forever, speakers said at the ‘Ghantasala Swara Vaibhavam’ programme organised to mark his 91st birth anniversary conducted by VUDA at Gurajada Kalakshetram here on Wednesday.

The programme is being organised for two days in association with Ghantasala Smaraka Peetham. Writer and actor Gollapudi Maruti Rao was chief guest. Industrialist M.S. Raju, senior manager of Indian Overseas Bank, VUDA branch, S Hanumanta Rao, Creative Comedy Club general secretary Meda Mastan Reddy and president of Visakha Humor Club Ravi Gopi Krishna participated. On first day, T Govind, Kusuma and T Satyavatahi sang songs of Ghantasala.

Founder of Ghantasala Smaraka Peetham T Sharathchandra will present Ghantasala’s songs on Thursday evening.