M.S. Subbulakshmi

M.S. Subbulakshmi

Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi (16 September 1916 – 11 December 2004) was an Indian Carnatic singer from Madurai, Tamil Nadu. She was the first musician ever to be awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour.

K. Bhaskaran

K. Bhaskaran

K. Bhaskaran was born on 30 April 1961 to Lakshmi Krishnamurthi and K. Krishnamurthi, and brought up in Mylapore, in the city of Chennai. Bhaskaran started formally learning the flute from Mayavaram Saraswathi Ammal,

Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala

Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala

Smt Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala an acclaimed Bharathanatyam dancer for 3 decades, choreographer, teacher, and organizer, hails from a family of conniesseurs of fine arts. Parvathi is one of the senior most disciples of eminent guru Kalaimamani Smt.Krishnakumari Narendran and veteran Padmabhushan Kalanidhi Narayanan.

Alathur Venkatesa Iyer

Alathur Venkatesa Iyer

Alathur Venkatesa Iyer (1895–1958) was a teacher of Carnatic music. Venkatesa Iyer practised Carnatic music in the style of the composer Tyagaraja. Venkatesa Iyer later developed a unique style that is known as the “Alathur style” of rendering kritis.