‘Deviyar Iruvar’, directed by ARS, inaugurated in RR Sabha, was the first sabha drama for which Visu wrote the script.

K. Balachander’s first play ‘Major Chandrakanth’ was inaugurated in RR Sabha.

“RR sabha used to bring in Hindustani musicians too, and I have heard flautist Pannalal Ghosh play there,” says N. Ramani.

“The silver jubilee celebrations of the Music Academy were held in R.R. Sabha. Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer, who was Sangita Kalanidhi that year, stayed in Music Academy’s old building during the music season, and everyday, he would come from there to RR Sabha,” says Umayalpuram Sivaraman.

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