Tribute to M. S. Subbulakshmi

Hundreds of people have written about M S Subbulakshmi or simply MS, who would easily rank as the most well documented Carnatic musician ever. Mere mention of her name makes every Carnatic musician or music lover burst with pride for she has not only touched so many lives and hearts but also elevated Carnatic music to a high pedestal at the national and global levels.

M S Amma – a redefinition of baani?

I have wondered for long, what is the baani of MS Amma... Any student, practitioner or a listener of Carnatic Music would be obsessed with this magical word, “baani” from the day of his or her initiation into this art-form.

Homage to MS by M F Husain

M.F. Husain's 6'x 4' portrait of M.S. Subbulakshmi, acrylic on canvas, was unveiledat the opening of "Husain" Edition Limited, his major exhibition of graphics, in Chennai on Wednesday. The artist, a long-time admirer of the great singer, did the painting in Dubai on Tuesday.

Dancers on MS

Danseuse Padma Subrahmanyan recalled her father (whose 100th anniversary fell this year) had introduced her in the film "Sevasadan." Her family had been closely associated with the M.S. family.

MSS; one and only

There is not a tinge of doubt that M S Subbulakshmi was one of the most beautiful artistes to ever adorn the world music scene. Beautiful in all senses of the term...

Musicians on MS

It was a sorrowful weekend for music lovers. The passing away of M S Subbulakshmi came as a jolt to many musicians as well, who treasured her immortalised many songs, including Vaishnavo Janatho, a favourite of Mahatma Gandhi, Meera Bhajans, Annamacharya Kritis and others.

ஒவ்வொரு கச்சேரியும் அஞ்சலிதான்

என் தந்தை ராமநாதன் எம்.எஸ். அம்மாவின் குடும்பத்துக்கு நெருங்கிய நண்பர் என்பதால் எனக்கு எம்.எஸ்ஸைச் சந்திக்கும் பாக்கியம் கிடைத்தது. அவர்கள் வீட்டில் எனக்குப் பல ஆச்சரியங்கள் காத்திருந்தன.

இசையுலகின் இரு சிகரங்கள்

சங்கர நேத்ராலயா நிறுவனத்துக்கு நிதி திரட்டுவதற்காக எம்.எஸ். நான்காவது முறையாக வழங்கிய இசை நிகழ்ச்சி, சென்னை மியூசிக் அகாடமி அரங்கில் நடைபெற்றது. அந் நிகழ்ச்சியில் எம்.எஸ். பற்றிய பாராட்டுரை நிகழ்த்துவதற்காக வந்திருந்த லதா கையில் ஒரு சிறு குறிப்பு கூட இல்லாமல் நேர்த்தியாகப் பேசினார்.

What made MS special?

What made MS special? Was it her aura? Her appearance? Her humble nature? or was she just lucky? Interesting, isn’t it?, that all the above questions do not have anything to do with her music. MS was MS, because of her music and everything else came later.