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‘Kamban Vizha’ under way in Tiruchi

Special Correspondent

Music is a divine language, says Tamil scholar

— Photo: R. Ashok.

HONOUR: Tamil scholor S. Sathiyaseelan honouring clarinet maestro A.K.C. Natarajan in Tiruchi on Saturday.

TIRUCHI: The two-day ‘Kamban Vizha’ organised by the Kamban Kazhagam, Tiruchi, commenced here on Saturday with the organisers honouring clarinet maestro, A. K. C. Natarajan.

The felicitation was organised following the conferment of the prestigious ‘Sangitha Kalanidhi’ title on the clarinet maestro by the Music Academy, Chennai, recently.

Noted Tamil scholar and former Principal of the Urumu Dhanalakshmi College, S. Sathyaseelan, described Mr. Natarajan as epitome of humility despite being a genius in music. Mr. Natarajan was not only an outstanding musician but was also noted for his virtues.

Dr. Sathyaseelan said music is a divine language that is beyond all barriers of language and frontiers. Recalling the various achievements of Mr. Natarajan in the field of Carnatic music, Dr. Sathyaseelan said that Mr. Natarajan had brought all sections of the society together through his clarinet.

Mr. Natarajan was an ‘Everest’ in the field of classical music. His straightforwardness and upright qualities held him in high esteem among musicians all over the globe.

The Principal of the Shrimati Indira Gandhi College, K. Meena, inaugurated the vizha underlining the relevance of the Kamba Ramayanam as a treasure of Tamil literature.

Ilangai Jayaraj, a Tamil scholar from Sri Lanka and founder-organiser of the All Sri Lanka Kamban Kazhagam, delivered a special address on the topic ‘Kamban Kanda Penmai’.

The event will feature ‘Vazhakaadu Mandram’, ‘Ninaivarangam’ and ‘Patti Mandapam’ on Sunday.

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