It is not our great musical heritage alone, but the men and women who made it great, that we must cherish, says Carnatic vocalist Ashok Ramani, who has a collection of priceless vintage photographs of musical giants.
DMK president M. Karunanidhi turns 90 on June 3, 2013. From a humble village activist to a firebrand dialogue writer, the patriarch’s powerful writing and oratory took him to great heights. Following the footsteps of his mentor C.N. Annadurai, he made the DMK a colossus in Tamil Nadu politics and slowly moved it to the national arena which paid rich dividends for many years. Compiled by V.B. Ganesan