"....with profound music at home and two elder sisters in active involvement in the pursuit of music, natural development in childhood could be only musical. The child sang before the Maharani of Mysore at the age of two and at eleven proved her merit as Eka Sandhigrahi. Sanskrit and music have been inseparable twins in the life of Sathyavathi . Her special training in Mridangam and Musicology has equipped her with the essentials in laya and lakshana to explore and canalize her immense vocal potential and expertise on aesthetic, well planned channels"
- THE FRAGRANT GARLAND - p241