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Food for Thought
Chowdiah played on a seven-stringed violin.

Beginners music lessons are taught in melaraga Mayamalavagaula.

Anai Ayya brothers used the mudra Uma Dasa in their compositions.

Koteeswara Iyer used the mudra Kavikunjara dasa.

Dancer T.Balasaraswathi was often accompanied on the flute by her brother T.Viswanathan.

Mangudi Chidambara Bhagavatar was the first full time Harikatha artiste to get Sangita Kalanidhi.

Sangita Kalanidhi T.L. Venkatarama Iyer was also a Judge of the Supreme Court of India.

Mukunda Mala is composed by Kulashekhara Azhwar.

M.S. Subbulakshmi was a recipient of Bharath Ratna, the highest civilian award in the year 1998.

M.S. Subbulakshmi had played the role of Narada in the film Savitri.

Among the Trinity, Muthuswamy Dikshitar has composed in all melakarta ragas.

Senior Carnatic vocalist T.N.Seshagopalan has acted in a Tamil movie called Todi Ragam.

Saint Tyagaraja attained sammadhi on Pushya Bahula Panchami Day.

Nagaswara vidwan T.N. Rajarathinam Pillai had played the title role in Tamil film Kavi Kalamegham.

"Who am I, a mere Prime Minister, before the Queen of Songs.’’ – Jawaharlal Nehru on M.S.

Senior vocalist Sudha Raghunathan runs a social trust. It is called Samudaya.

Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer was conferred the prestigious Sangita Kalanidhi title by Music Academy of Chennai at a very young age of 38.

Carnatic music queen late M.S.Subbulakshmi was the first woman artiste to be conferred the Sangita Kalanidhi title by the Music Academy in Chennai.