Sunday, January 16, 2011

Legends in Carnatic music


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MS Subbulakshmi :


Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi (Tamil: மதுரை சண்முகவடிவு சுப்புலட்சுமி, Madhurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi   16 September 1916 – 11 December 2004), also known as M.S., was a renowned Carnatic vocalist. She was the first musician ever to be awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor. She is the first Indian musician to receive the Ramon Magsaysay award, Asia's highest civilian award, in 1974 with the citation reading "Exacting purists acknowledge Srimati M. S. Subbulakshmi as the leading exponent of classical and semi-classical  songs in the Karnataka tradition of South India.  More....










D.K.Pattammal :

Damal Krishnaswamy Pattammal  (28 March 1919 – 16 July 2009) was a prominent Carnatic musician and a playback singer for film songs in many Indian languages. She along with her contemporaries M. S. Subbulakshmi and M. L. Vasanthakumari were (and still are) popularly referred to as the Female trinity of Carnatic Music. This trio initiated the entry of women into mainstream Carnatic Music. She has been appreciated all over the world by Carnatic music lovers.  More...





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Sangeetha Kalanidhi Maharajapuram Santhanam :

Sangeetha Kalanidhi Maharajapuram Santhanam (Tamil: மகாராஜபுரம் ஸந்தானம்), (December 3, 1928-June 24, 1992) was one of the great Carnatic music vocalists of the 20th century. He was born in Sirunangur, a village in the state of Tamil Nadu. He followed the footsteps of his father Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer who was also a Carnatic singer.












Aruna Sairam :

Aruna Sairam (also spelt Sayeeram, Tamil: அருணா சாய்ராம்) is an eminent Carnatic music vocalist. She is a recipient of the Padma Shriaward from the Government of India. Born on  May 12, 1960 Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu.

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Aruna Sairam received vocal training from her mother Rajalakshmi Sethuraman, who was a disciple of the Alathur Brothers and Thanjavoor Sankara Iyer. She later received training from prominent vocalists, Madurai Somasundaram and T. Brinda. She also learnt the art of pallavi singing from T. R. Subramaniam  More...


Sudha Raghunathan :

Sudha Raghunathan (Tamil:சுதா ரகுநாதன்) is a Carnatic music singer from Sount India. She was awarded a Padma Shri for excellence in singing. She was born in Bangalore and went to Good Shepherd Convent. She did higher education at Bangalore, karnataka and obtained a Masters Degree in Economics.She started singing at nine years of age. Later, she received her training from her mother Choodamani, and continued the training under B. V. Lakshmanan. She has received the Artistes for advamced training in Carnatic music. In 1977, through the success of her first performance, she got a scholarship to study music under Padma Bhushan, Sangita Kalanidhi Dr.M.L.Vasantha Kumari, Dr MLV encouraged her to pursue music as a career. She is married to Ragunathan and they have two children.  more...









Bombay Sisters: 

The Bombay sisters, C. Saroja and C. Lalitha, are a Carnatic music singing duo.

Early Life :

Bombay Sisters were born in Bombay. They have been trained by H. A. S. Mani, Musiri Subramania Iyer and T.K.Govinda Rao.
Career :

Part of the trend of duo singing in Carnatic music, which started in the 1950s, with performers like Radha Jayalakshmi, and Soolamangala, Sisters,they have been singing since 1963 when they started with light classical music, subsequently progressing to classical music; they sing in multiple languages including Sanskrit, Kannada, Telugu,Tamil,Malayalam, Hindi and Marathi.They are also known for promoting young musicians through endowments and scholarships. More...

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O.S. Arun : 

O.S. Vaidyanathan or Arun, as he is more popularly called, is undoubtedly one of the most gifted Carnatic Musicians in the Country. He is known for his sonorous voice that he wields with much confidence and musical personality and which he employs in tandem with his superior stagemanship.

Arun inherits the mantle of singing from a family where music has been a way of life. Arun was given to Carnatic Music in the Parivar [arampara, and he began his music lessons under the careful ear of his father Vidwan O.V. Subramaniam. Arun later qualified Alankar Purna from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. He also topped the Sangeetha Shironmani diploma course in Carnatic music conducted by the Faculty of Music and Fine Arts at Delhi University. Known for its vitality, Arun’s Music has combined grace of sound grammar and warmth of feeling. He also has a wide repertoire of songs, which has earned him a keen following. More...







Sanjay Subrahmanyan (born January 21, 1968) is a Carnatic Music singer from India. He performed in many concerts in India and overseas and has won many awards for his excellence. He believes that listening takes a musician closer to perfection.He is very simple and very open. He is a strong cricket fan. 












Nithyasree Mahadevan 

Nithyasree Mahadevan, (born August 25, 1973) also previously referred to as S. Nithyashri, is an eminent Carnatic musician and playback singer for film songs in many Indian languages. Nithyashree has performed in all major sabhas in India and has presented her concerts in many destinations around the world. She has received multiple awards and honours, and has released more than 100 commercial albums. More....











Shanmukhapriya and Haripriya popularly known as the Priya Sisters, are eminent Carnatic music singers. Early life They hail originally from Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh.They started learning Carnatic music from their father, Sri V.V.Subbram, at an early age. In order to nurture their musical talent, their father shifted base to Chennai. Later they became the disciples of the renowned duo Radha and Jayalakshmi who were disciples of the legendary G.N.Balasubramaniam. More...








Ranjani-Gayatri

Ranjani-Gayatri Ranjani and Gayatri are Carnatic concert vocalists and violinists, and sisters. Early life Ranjani and Gayatri were born to N. Balasubramanian and Meenakshi (a Carnatic vocalist as well). Born into a Palakkad Iyer family deeply involved in classical music, Ranjani and Gayatri's musical talents were discovered at a very early age. They started their violin training at the early age of nine and six respectively from Sangita Bhooshanam Prof. T.S. Krishnaswami at the Shanmukhananda Sangeeta Vidyalaya, Mumbai.
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Neyveli Santhana Gopalan  (b. 1963) is a noted, respected Indian Carnatic vocalist.He has distinguished himself with numerous concerts worldwide, and is the recipient of many awards from music associations in India and overseas. He is known for his traditional and purist styles of rendering ragas, musical compositions and swaras. Currently, Santhanagopalan acts as anchor for the Jaya TV program "SaRiGaMaPa".  More....






Udayalur K. Kalyanarama Bhagavathar Your first thought on listening to Udayalur K. Kalyanarama Bhagavathar sing would be that this is one vocalist who ought to grace the ranks of present day frontline Carnatic musicians. Then you realise that in following his heart and pledging allegiance to the Bhajana Sampradaya, the artiste has made the perfect choice as this genre provides the most complete opportunity for his passionate no-holds-barred exploration of bhava through both sahitya and melody, unfettered by the more formal demands of a kutcheri. 

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BHAGAVATHA SIRONMANI Sri. Kovai S. Jayaraman :

Kovai S.Jayaraman was born on 09.12.1951 in a small, serene and beautiful village - Tirukattupalli, near Thanjavur, "The capital of Fine Arts”. He was born to (Late) Shri A.Sundararama Iyer and Smt S.Brahadambal. His father was a renowned stage artist as well as a great bhagavatha of the yester years. His mother is a good singer.
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Kadayanallur Shree K.S.Rajagopal Bhagavathar
He has been devoting his life for spreading the Power of Nama of Almighty through his Namasankeerthanams. He is well versed in all the modes of Bhajana Sampradaya. He preaches to all, in his Bhajans that this is the easiest way to reach God. His way of presentation of the Bhajans attracts not only the aged but also the younger generation which creates a conducive atmosphere in reaching his goal. shree shree bhrumananda saraswathi swamigal peetam This Peetam was founded by Shree Bhrumananda Saraswathi Swamigal centuries ago in Kadayanallur, ThirunelvelidistrictTamil Nadumore....





Erode Rajamani Bhagavathar :

It is said that namasankirtan (repetition of the divine name of God in devotion and in group) is a powerful spiritual tool where the seekers can relish divine bliss and can also share it with others. K.V. Narasimhan, popularly known as Erode Rajamani Bhagavathar, a renownedexponent of sampradaya bhajan, has this rare ability and has been taking the participants of his bhajan programmes to a level of divine ecstasy through this tool. Says Rajamani, "Namasankirtan is the easiest way to reach God in this kalyug, when compared to other forms like yaga and tapas." He also recites a Sanskrit verse, which roughly translates to "Lord Krishna telling Narada that He (Lord Krishna) does not reside in Vaikunth; nor does He reside in the hearts of yogis; but resides at the place where namasankirtan is being done." Hailing from a place called Kooniyur in Tirunelveli District in Tamil Nadu, Rajamani has a rare distinction of being a disciple of the doyen of Sampradaya Bhajan, Pudukottai Brahmashri Sanjeevi Bhagavathar. more...




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