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Remembering the legend, M.S. Subbulakshmi

M. S. Subbulakshmi, in the 100 years since her birth, has had an irreplaceable influence over classical musicians spanning across age, gender and borders. It was destined that the universal and the eternal quality of her musical oeuvre would immortalise her in the world of Indian classical music. Despite the charm that chartered her to the cinema world in the early 1930s and the conferment of prestigious awards like the Padma Bhushan when she was just 38, the aura of purity and devotion to tradition that she exuded went far beyond music.

Remembering MS

>MS Subbulakshmi: From music to movies

MS was a musical genius. But there was another side to her - she was also an actor, having essayed fine performances in the films she was part of.

>MS at Music Academy

Despite being a regular in the city’s concert circuit from 1933, earning a slot at the prestigious The Music Academy was not easy for Subbulakshmi

>The MS we miss

For Bengaluru, Subbulakshmi is not just remembered as an icon on stage, who attracted a huge audience, but also as a modest student ever ready to learn more.





>Remembering MS in her centenary year

The voice that immortalised ‘Bhaja Govindam’ started her musical journey at the age of 16.

>Tribute to a legend

Young musicians elaborate on how her legacy continues to inspire in and beyond music.

>A daughter remembers…

Radha Viswanathan, daughter of M.S. Subbulakshmi, re-lives moments of living and performing with an icon.



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