I was shocked to hear about the passing away of music promoter Sri S.V. Krishnan (SVK) today. He appeared hale and hearty just day before yesterday at a concert by Vid. Amritha Murali. Though I neither knew him personally nor have ever spoken to him, I will always remember him for having constructed Raga Sudha Hall, probably the best auditorium/hall in Chennai to hear concerts in. He was famous for his speeches after the main song in concerts organized by him under the banner of “Naada Inbam” at Raga Sudha Hall. His speeches almost always used to start with the word ‘sabhayOrgaLE’. He also used to walk around the hall when a concert was in progress to check if the sound levels are fine everywhere. May his soul rest in peace.