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dated February 4, 1950: The late ''Tiger Varadachariar''

The mortal remains of Tiger Varadachariar were cremated on February 1, at Madras, inside the Theosophical Society estate. A large number of music lovers and sishyas of the departed Vidwan were present. Tributes were paid to one of the greatest exponents of Carnatic music:

Sangeetha Kalanidhi T. L. Venkatarama Aiyar said: ``The news of the passing away of Tiger Varadachariar will be received with profound shock by all lovers of Carnatic music. His renderings of raga were characterised by a richness of imagination and classical chasteness. Both in swara singing and raga alapana, he showed a wonderful originality rarely to be met with. His style of thana singing was unique. Tiger Varadachariar represented the best traditions of Carnatic music.''

Sangeetha Kalanidhi Musiri Subramania Aiyar, Principal of the Central College of Carnatic Music: ``The music world has really become poorer by the passing away of this great artist. His way of developing Ragas was unique and original in many respects. His inimitable way of rendering Thanam is lost for ever.''

Sangita Kalanidhi Sri Mudikondan Venkatarama Aiyar: ``Tiger Varadachariar, who was a staunch follower of Sampradaya and a great exponent of Raga, Thana and Swara singing and also well- versed in Lakshana. A man of amiable disposition towards one and all and of more than 50 year's experience, he rendered signal service to the cause of Carnatic music by giving performances and serving in various institutions and Universities. The music-world will bemoan his loss for ever.''

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