Chettipatti chinnaalu ‘ as he is called, draws in huge numbers of enamoured spectators, especially women, whenever he performs . they come in droves, in bullock carts to watch this septagenarian perform with his handsome face, charismatic appearance, an unmatched voice and indomitable spirit .
With his celebrated JAMA – ( tamil for koothu troupe) -thamaiyan periyaalu, seenukomali, salem munusamy,kannantheri pachamuthu vaathiyaaru- that has almost ruled the salem area for a humongous 4 decades, his performance even attracts other fellow koothu artists who stop their acts to watch his darbar. (the koothu act) . even to this day, he performs with the spirit and youthfulness of twenty year old and mesmerises the audience which speaks volumes about the charm koothu still has over the people.