Charlie Chaplin's grandson Mark Joplin (60) married Terra Tiffany (52) at Karnataka's Gokarna according to Hindu rituals. Both are from the US. Mark has been visiting India, especially Gokarna, for the last 40 years. Both are deeply interested in Hindu culture and art. In the last two decades, they have conducted seminars on Indian classical music, mythology, the Ramayana, Harikatha, Samkeertana and Sanathana lifestyle in the US. While Mark is a good tabla and mridangam player, Terra plays the harmonium.
''I like Indian ragas and also sing Dasara Pada and Krishna bhajans in Kannada,'' she says. Mark speaks Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil and Bengali. He has studied Sant Tukaram, Jnanadeva, Samartha Ramdas and brought out several cassettes and CDs of kirtanas and bhajans. Both are disciples of Swami Ramadas and Swami Sachidanand.