1. He was a 19 century composer and penned a ragamalika incorporating all the 72 Melakarta ragas

a. Mahavaidyanatha Iyer

b. Patnam Subramanya Iyer

c. Poochi Srinivasa Iyengar

d. Muttuswami Dikshitar

2. The song, “Chinnanchirukiliye” by Subramanya Bharati is popularly rendered in a ragamalika format. However the original tune set by the poet was based on a single raga. Which raga are we talking about?

3. Identify the odd one out:

a. Muthuswami Dikshitar

b. Swati Tirunal

c. Saint Tyagaraja

d. Tiruvottriyur Tyagayyar

Answers:

1. a

2. Raga Bhairavi

3. c; all the others composed ragamalikas

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