Artist Highlight

S Rajam

February 10 marks the centenary of the senior vocalist, guru, and acclaimed painter.

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S Rajam

February 10 marks the centenary of the senior vocalist, guru, and acclaimed painter.

S Rajam was a multi-faceted personality - musician, painter, actor, musicologist and teacher. He was a student of Papanasam Sivan, and had a large repertoire of compositions, particularly of Tamil composers. He popularized Koteeswara Iyer's compositions, and also recorded all of his melakarta raga kritis. Probably Rajam's most widely recognized contribution spans music and painting - his painting of the composer trinity of Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar and Syama Sastri, which is now the standard reference. This programme features S Rajam's rendition of Koteeswara Iyer kritis

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