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Syed Muthahar Saqaf
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Vocal A glimpse of the music festival of Tiruchi Tamil Isai Sangam. Syed Muthahar Saqaf

From a musical lineage: Thanjavur Sankarasubramanian
From a musical lineage: Thanjavur Sankarasubramanian

D uring the 67 {+t} {+h} monthly music festival of the Tiruchi Tamil Isai Sangam at the Tamil Sangam premises in Tiruchi recently, Thanjavur Sankarasubramanian staged a concert, which was well-attended.

Sankarasubramanian, grandson of renowned composer Koteeswara Iyer and well known singer Thanjavur Mahalinga Iyer, began with ‘Aanaimugathan' composed by Ulundurpettai Shanmugam in Gambeeranattai.

He followed it with Muthuthandavar's ‘Aadikondar' (Mayamalavagowla) ‘Mangaiyarkarasi' (Thevaram) and ‘Yenakkenna Manakkavalai,' (Sudhananda Bharati in Mohanam.

Main piece

His main piece was Dharmavati. The raga was delineated and then came ‘Muthana Padalgalai Tharubaval' (Veeramani Somu).

Bharatidasan's ‘Vaana Mazhai Neeyae; Uyir Vaazum Payir Neeyae' in Kalyana Vasantha raagam was well received by the week end holiday audience. ‘Sherthalai' M. N. Sathiamoorthy (principal, Government Music School, Perambalur), on the violin, ‘Tiruchi' Pandurangan on the mridangam, ‘Agasthiar' G. Girish on the kanjira and ‘Malaikottai' R. M. Deenadayalan on the morsing, provided able support to Sankarasubramanian.

Auditor Mohan, vice-president of the Tiruchi Tamil Isai Sangam, in his presidential address explained the various activities being undertaken by the Sangam for the promotion of Tamil isai and urged people to support the cause. K. Needhi, former Lions district governor, was the chief guest. S. Thiagarajan of Swathi Construction and Flat Promoters, Bharathi, former Lions governor, Rangarajan, secretary of the Tamil Isai Sangam, and others offered felicitations.


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