Hi Rajiv Nunna. It is so wonderfully exciting to hear from Bhanu Nunna's nephew! I remember your uncle making the final of the Indian Open (full ATP tour event) doubles in 1976. But the first time I read his name was when trying to find information about Indians playing at Wimbledon in 1974 or 1975, when I found his name among those playing the qualifying rounds. I must say that was the first time I came across his name (written in that way): I was 10 years old in 1974! But then later, I realized he was the same person we knew as Nunna Bhanumurthy from the domestic tennis circuit. (There is an N Bhanumurthy who is an economist at the Institute of Economic Growth in Delhi; for awhile I thought he may be the same person as your uncle, but on further checking, he turned out to be someone else!).
I suppose I have just been an Indian tennis nut since I was about 9 or 10 years old, and hearing about former Wimbledon champions like Mal Anderson playing in Delhi (at the Indian Open, 1973) and losing to a young Indian player called Vijay Amritraj just fired my young imagination. The notion of Ramanathan Krishnan making two Wimbledon SFs sounded so remarkable too, and I really got "into" tennis at a young age (although, sadly, I was never really good enough to play it beyond the district level myself!). I've found kindred spirits here in this forum, who remember the likes of Royappa, Elangovan, Ilyas Ghouse, Nandan Bal, Bhanu Nunna, Chiradeep Mukherjea, Ashok Amritraj, S Vasudevan, et al -- apart from those (like Krish, Jaideep Mukherjea, Premjit Lall, Naresh Kumar, Vijay and Anand Amritraj, Ramesh Krishnan, Sashi Menon, Jasjit Singh and Leander Paes who actually made it to the top-100 in singles and/or played singles regularly at the Slams).