Artist Highlight

T Brinda

Music of the revered master of padams in connection with her birth anniversary on November 5.

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RJ: Mahadevan

T Brinda

Music of the revered master of padams in connection with her birth anniversary on November 5.

Thanjavur Brinda was a granddaughter of the venerable Veena Dhanammal, who was an institution unto herself. She was born on November 5. T Brinda came to have a reputation that seemed to closely follow that of her grandmother. Dhanammal was a veritable treasurehouse of compositions, and T Brinda was not far behind. It is not often that someone is in a position where contemporaries and equals in reputation and age are willing to learn from them. But Brinda had the reputation, and the honour. Musicians who came to learn compositions from her included seniors such as Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer and M S Subbulakshmi. Ramnad Krishnan was a student of hers. T Brinda's music continues to influence musicians not with its sparkle and style, but with its core musical and aesthetic content.

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