Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Monday, Dec 12, 2005
Google



Tamil Nadu
News: Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Sport | Miscellaneous |
Advts:
Classifieds | Employment |

Tamil Nadu Printer Friendly Page   Send this Article to a Friend

Preserve the sanctity of Carnatic music, Rajam Iyer urges artists

Special Correspondent

Four get `Gana Kala Siromani' award



RECOGNITION: Dr. B. Rajam Iyer conferring the Gana Kala Siromani' on violinist M. Chandrasekaran at the .rst anniversary of Brahmasri Mannargudi Sambasiva Bhagavathar in Chennai on Sunday. Other awardees (from left) are Gowri Rajagopal, Alladi Lalitha Ramakrishnan and Jaya Krishnan. - PHOTO: K. PICHUMANI

CHENNAI: B. Rajam Iyer, president, Sri Thiagaraja Sangeetha Vidwath Samajam, on Sunday urged musicians to emulate the late Mannargudi Sambasiva Bhagavathar in preserving the sanctity of Carnatic music without commercialising it.

Giving away the "Gana Kala Siromani" award to four disciples of Bhagavathar — M. Chandrasekaran, Jaya Krishnan, Alladi Lalitha Ramakrishnan and Gowri Rajagopal — at a function held by Sri Mannargudi Sambasiva Bhagavathar Cultural Trust here, he appealed to `rasikas' to encourage musicians by attending concerts in large numbers.

Bhagavathar, who led a simple life, had unassumingly served humanity through music by performing `Harikatha' and devotional discourses with total dedication, Mr. Iyer said. He had always been a source of inspiration to several musicians. He held in high esteem the `Guru Parampara' system, besides encouraging his disciples and young talents in Carnatic music.

He commended the Trust's efforts to bring out Bhagavathar's musical discourse of Sri Ramana Charitham, Sri Purandaradasar Charitham and Seetha Kalyanam on compact discs (CDs).

B. Madhavan, Secretary, Sanskrit College, Chennai, released the CDs. Bhagavathar had made a great contribution to Carnatic music through Sri Thiagaraja Sangeetha Vidwath Samajam, he said. T.R. Subramaniam, veteran musicologist, felicitated the awardees. S. Rajaram, managing trustee, highlighted the Samajam's service to music.

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail



Tamil Nadu

News: Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Sport | Miscellaneous |
Advts:
Classifieds | Employment | Updates: Breaking News |

Sivananda Orphanage


News Update


The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | The Sportstar | Frontline | The Hindu eBooks | The Hindu Images | Home |

Copyright 2005, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu