M S Subbulakshmi birth anniversary: Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi who is popularly known as M S Subbulakshmi was a famous Carnatic singer from Madurai, Tamil Nadu. She was the first Indian musician who won the Bharat Ratna award and Ramon Magsaysay award.
Subbulakshmi’s started her career as a singer when she was only 10 years old, her first recording was released at this age. Later when she was 11 she gave first stage performance at Triuchirappalli’s famous Rockfort Temple. Subbulakshmi got famous at the age of 13 after a performance at Madras Music Academy and continued to shine till 2004. Hanuman Chalisa, Kurai Ondrum Illai and Bhajagovindam are her famous compositions.
In 1966, M S Subbulakshmi was the first Indian to perform in United Nations General Assembly. She also acted in some Tamil films including Sevasadanam, Sakuntalai, Savithiri, Meera, and 1000 Thalai Vaangi Apoorva Chinthamani. Apart from Tamil, Subbulakshmi was also a part of the Hindi film Meerabai released in 1947.
On the occasion of M S Subbulakshmi birth anniversary, here are 5 best songs you can’t miss:
- Sukumara en thabam
2. Kaatrinie Varun Geetam
3. Bhavayami Gopalabalam
4. Multilingual Invocation
5. Jagadodharana-Kapi- Purandharadasa-Adi
These songs are definitely a treat for ears. The talented actor died 16 years ago in 2004 when she was 88.