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Mayavaram Govindaraja Pillai

Songs featuring the highly accomplished violinist in connection with his birth anniversary on May 12.

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RJ: Srividya

Mayavaram Govindaraja Pillai

Songs featuring the highly accomplished violinist in connection with his birth anniversary on May 12.

Mayuram V R Govindaraja Pillai was among the top-ranking violinists, having accompanied stalwarts such as G N Balasubramaniam, Madurai Mani Iyer, the Alathoor Brothers and M S Subbulakshmi. V R Govindaraja Pillai was an important link between two eras of violin playing in Carnatic music: the time of Chowdiah, Papa Venkataramiah and Kumbakonam Rajamanickam Pillai and the period of the famed trio of superstars Lalgudi Jayaraman, T N Krishnan and M S Gopalakrishnan. Govindaraja Pillai was known for his high principles, pleasant manners, total guru bhakti and devotion to God. He was scrupulous to the core in financial matters, even returning part of the fees if he felt he had been overpaid. With his students, he was kindness personified. This programme is in connection with Mayavaram Govindaraja Pillai's birth anniversary on May 12.

Songs in this Program