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M.S. Subbulakshmi This website was started in 1994 and is dedicated to Bharata Rathna late M.S. Subbulakshmi, the Nightingale of India. Although She discarded her physical body on Saturday December 11, 2004, She lives on in the minds and hearts of millions of music lovers in India and abroad. Her sublime eternal voice keeps ringing in our ears as we wake up to the sounds of her Suprabhatam as the sun rises and continues to enthrall us throughout the day. When we are depressed or sad, her Kuraiondrumillai lightens our hearts. M.S. was no ordinary mortal but one who was a Kaaranapiravi (born for a purpose). This page, posted in 1994, is an attempt to bring into focus some aspects of the life and times of this great human being.

Bombay Jayashri Ramnath represents the fourth generation of music practitioners in her family. Jayashri has been groomed under the guidance of the Lalgudi Shri G Jayaraman and Smt. T R Balamani. Jayashri today bears the torch of the Lalgudi tradition. Yet, she has evolved a distinct style of her own.

Chitravina Ravikiran - "With mikes all around him and his hands full of biscuits, all the time playing, the child gave out correct answers," stated The Music Academy's journal in 1969, of two-year-old prodigy Ravikiran's demonstration. Born on February 12, 1967, Chitravina Ravikiran is a brainy practitioner of this art form.

Durga Krishnan is a graduate of Carnatic Music College of Madras, India. She is also one of the primary disciples (student) of the legendary veena player late Dr. Chittibabu. Durga Krishnan has also been learning under the guidance of Padmabhushan Sri Lalgudi G. Jayaraman. She teaches both veena and vocal at her house in Marlborough.

Ghatam Dr.S.Karthick leads a popular percussion-based musical group the "HEARTBEAT ENSEMBLE. As a kid, he had fascination and obsession for the humble pot instrument, which brought him under the guidance of Maestro Shri. 'Vikku' T.H. VINAYAKRAM and Shri. T.H. SUBASH CHANDRAN. He has a doctorate in the topic 'Musical Instruments in Sanskrit Literature'.

Ghatam Vaidyanathan Suresh always has an insatiable urge to learn new ideas and adapt different schools to perform on a par with percussionists all over. He holds a Masters' Degree in Commerce and Rhythmology.

M D Ramanathan was born on May 21 1923 to Shri. Devesa Bhagavathar & Smt. Seethalakshmi Ammal at around 5.15 AM in Manjapara, Palghat District, Kerala. Shri.Ramanathan's first public concert was at the age of 9, when he sang at a Devi Temple in Pudukodde, in the presence of learned pundits & music scholars.

Oothukadu Kavi was one of the greatest ever composers in Indian music. Oothukkadu Venkata Kavi (also referred to as Oothukkadu Venkata Subbaier) is said to have lived between 1700 and 1765. His compositions reveal that his knowledge of music, dance, rhythm, languages (Tamil and Sanskrit and a bit of Marathi), culture, tantric worship, great sages and poets was nothing short of divine inheritance and his creativity was more than that of an average genius.

Sangeetha Shyam runs a blog. The primary aim of her blog is to share Bharathanatyam related information with discerning audience. In her blog, she makes an attempt to cite sources. A good source of info for dance buffs.

Sankari Krishnan - An 'A' grade artiste of All-India Radio Chennai, Sankari Krishnan was initially trained by Shri K.S.Subramanian of Trichy. She is privileged to learn from Lalgudi Shri G.Jayaraman. She is imparting music education at Brhaddhvani.

Sikkil Mala Chandrasekhar started learning flute at the age of five from her gurus Padmasree Sangeetha Kalanidhi Smt. Sikkil Neela (Mother) and Smt. Sikkil Kunjumani (Aunt). They have been a major influencing factor on Mala the flautist.

Sisters Ranjani and Gayatri initially came on to the concert scene as a violin duo. They later on emerged as a formidable pair of vocalists.

Sudha Raghunathan is a disciple of late M.L. Vasanthakumari. She is a leading vocalist in the contemporary Carnatic music world. She also runs a trust in the me and style of Samudhaya.

T.M. Krishna is young but a senior pro in Carnatic music circuit. A disciple of Semmangudi, Krishna conforms to tradition. Yet, he is not afraid of introducing innovation.

U.Shrinivas, a rather inconspicuous member of the western orchestra, has revived and raised the mandolin, an unknown instrument, and given it a respectable status in classical music. His music acumen has multi-dimensions. He can evolve and execute the most intricate fraction-ridden swara combinations that would keep any accompanist on the edge.

Vasumathi Badrinathan was initiated into Carnatic music at a very young age by her mother late Padma Seshadri, who herself was a talented singer. Subsequently, she music from guru Smt. T. R. Balamani. She is also a Bharata Natyam artiste. She has been groomed in this art form by Kalaimamani guru T.K. Mahalingam Pillai of Sri Rajarajeswari Bharata Natya Kala Mandir, Mumbai.

Violin brothers Ganesh and Kumaresh were trained by their father Rajagopalan. They completed their 100th stage appearance before the younger brother was 10 years of age! They have been honoured as Asthana Vidwans of the Sri Matam of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam.

Vittal Ramamurthy is a leading carnatic violinist. He is an accomplished artiste, both as accompanist and soloist. He has performed extensively all over the world. He is a disciple of Lalgudi G. Jayaraman.