Artist Highlight

Maharajapuram Santhanam

An hour of music of the inimitable musician in connection with his birth anniversary on December 3.

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RJ: Mahadevan

Maharajapuram Santhanam

An hour of music of the inimitable musician in connection with his birth anniversary on December 3.

Maharajapuram Santhanam was the quintessential performer, and as many people have vouched, knew his audience inside out. He captured audience imagination like no other before him. He could mix the weighty stuff with the lighter material almost instinctively. His well-structured concerts had all the ingredients in the right quantity, and they were some of the best-attended Carnatic music events during his time. Though he came to prominence relatively later in life, he quickly became a star and one of the most sought-after musicians of his time. Santhanam popularised several songs like Sadaa Nin Paadame Gati, Bho Shambho (Revati), Sri Chakra Raja (Ragamalika), and Nalinakaanthimathim (Ragamalika), among others. Bho Shambho was one of those pieces that could be called a blockbuster, managing as it did to bring the house down.

Songs in this Program