Tribute

Kadayanallur Venkataraman

A tribute to the man behind some very popular songs of M S Subbulakshmi.

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RJ: Srividya

Kadayanallur Venkataraman

A tribute to the man behind some very popular songs of M S Subbulakshmi.

Kadayanallur Venkataraman was a tunesmith who worked closely with M S Subbulakshmi and created some enchanting tunes that became immensely popular. Among these were songs like Kuraionrum illai, Sreeman Narayana, Bhavayami, Gopalabaalam, Jo Achyutananda, Parama Purusha and Kandu Kandu. He tuned most of the songs and shlokas that M.S. Subbulakshmi rendered in the five volumes of Balaji Pancharatna Mala. He was known to be as much a perfectionist as M S herself. That is why his presence made her recording sessions produce flawless results. For her concerts, he aligned her Lakshmi and Saraswati tamburas to tranquil resonance. He occasionally accompanied MS on the tambura as well. This programme presents some songs tuned by Kadayanallur Venkataraman, and is in connection with his death anniversary on February 6.

Songs in this Program