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Saga of Steadfast Devotion - Book Release
1966 Concert Tour Brochure
United Nations Concert Programme Notes
Anandhi & Radha; 1947 Bharathanatyam Program Brochure
Awards and Honours
 

1974

1974 – MSS selected to receive the Ramon Magsasey Award for public service

"Citation by the Magsaysay Award Foundation - Excerpt" In April 1944, after five successful benefit performances given for the Memorial Fund honoring Gandhi's wife, Kasturba, SUBBULAKSHMI 's voice became an instrument for public causes. Receipts of concert halls—filled to overflowing—and open amphitheaters—often packed with tens of thousands paying only four annas each (three U.S. cents) so as to deny no one the joy of her songs—have been given to constructive works. Equivalent to over one million U.S. dollars, her contributions have benefited foundations for the poor, hospitals, orphanages, schools, and music and journalism institutes. While becoming the idol of millions, this lady has remained deeply religious, unpretentious and almost childlike in her simplicity.

In electing Srimati M. S. SUBBULAKSHMI to receive the 1974 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service, the Board of Trustees recognizes her exalting rendition of devotional song and magnanimous support of numerous public causes in India over four decades.""

Read M S Response at the Awards Ceremony

The Sari and the Fan - The astonishing difference between two famous women Second Thoughts / Githa Hariharan

Receiving the Ramon Magsaysay Award
Receiving the Ramon Magsaysay Award
At the Philippines for receiving the Magsaysay Award
At the Philippines for receiving the Magsaysay Award
MS with the other recipients of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in 1974
MS with the other recipients of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in 1974
     
Elected Fellow of the Sangeet Natak Academy  

1975

1975 - Padma Vibushan  
     
1975 - Tirumala Tirupathi Devasathanam's Aasthana Vidwan    
     
Tirupathi starts to broadcast MS Venkateshwara Suprabhatam at the temple    

1976

Benefit Concert for Prime Minister's National Relief Fund    
     

1977

Coast to Coast Tour of USA to raise funds for Hindu Temples in New York and Pittsburgh  
MS with Accompanists Radha Viswanathan, Kandadevi Alagiriswamy and Guruvayur Dorai before 1977 US tour
MS with Accompanists Radha Viswanathan, Kandadevi Alagiriswamy and Guruvayur Dorai before 1977 US tour
     
MSS Recital at Carnegie Hall  
Carnegie Hall Public Domain
Carnegie Hall, New York

1979

Receives Honorary Doctorate from Indira KalaSangeet Vishwavidyalaya in Khairagarh Madhya Pradesh    
     

1980

Annamacharya Pancharatna Album released

Read article on Kadayanallur Venkatraman

 
Release of Balaji Pancharatnamala recording
Release of Balaji Pancharatnamala recording
     

Childhood in Madurai


Childhood details enumerated in the book Past Forward as told to her grand neice Gowri Ramnarayan.
 
MS recounts her childhood in Past Forward by Gowri Ramnarayan
MS recounts her childhood
in Past Forward by
Gowri Ramnarayan
     
 
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