Cerebral Shangrila

Monday, December 12, 2005

MSS - A year without the nightingale

Its been a year now since M.S.Subbulakshmi -- the queen of Carnatic music , passed away. The " Venkatesa suprabatham" continues to be played as always across millions of south indian homes. Artistes know no death. Her music will continue to live on forever and delight hearts across the world.

Albert Einstein said this about Mahatma Gandhi , " Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this walked the earth in flesh and blood " . These words could have been easily said about MS too.

Rediff pays a nice tribute to her.


  • Eventhough, I never used to get involved more with carnatic music, the suprabadham voice is always mesmerizing... even after generations. I have to agree to it.

    By Blogger Ram C, at 7:49 AM  

  • I especially love her rendition of the song "kurai onrum illai" written by Rajaji. Her voice is divine.

    By Blogger Dinesh, at 10:23 AM  

  • a huge loss indeed. she was my only connection with any sort of music outside western, hindi and bengali.

    By Blogger Abhishek Chatterjee, at 1:48 PM  

  • MS's Vishnu sahasrananam & Bhaja Govindam is my all time favourite!

    A blessed human she definetly was!
    So beautiful & graceful!

    By Blogger Unknown, at 12:37 AM  

  • damn, i have not heard of her

    By Blogger peace092677, at 3:23 AM  

  • good thought to remember great souls. The rediff bit sounds a bit too much on Sadasivam even if that was the truth. She had a divine look and the best description of her came sometime back from Pandit Ravi Shankar an equally great musician of different style. She has the mass appeal ( of music lovers ) which could be challenged only by a lata mangeshkar ( because she reached the common mass )but as a person MS scores centuries over her music twin.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:52 PM  

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