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Swarnavenkatesha Dikshitar

The music of the modern composer in connection with his death anniversary on March 16.

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Swarnavenkatesha Dikshitar

The music of the modern composer in connection with his death anniversary on March 16.

V V Swarnavenkatesha Dikshitar was born in 1921, and started composing at the age of 16. He has composed around 2,000 songs. Dikshitar was first noticed after a recording of his song, Neeye Gati, in Raga Vasanta Bhairavi, was made by Chidambaram C S Jayaraman. One of Dikshitar's best known compositions is Swarna Kaala Bhairavam in the rare Sankeerna Jati Triputa tala, which was popularized by Palghat K V Narayanaswamy. Unfortunately, Dikshitar's songs are not regularly sung at concerts. Swarnavenkatesha Dikshitar was also a long-serving priest at the Chidambaram temple.

Songs in this Program