B.V.Raman & B.V.Lakshman

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Post by ksrimech » 24 Jan 2007, 04:57

Is the violinist in the second photo with BVR, BVL and UKS - kanDadEvi alagirisAmi? Thank you.
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Post by coolkarni » 24 Jan 2007, 05:10

Yes.It is Kandadevi Alagiriswamy.
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Post by ganeshbhuvana » 24 Jan 2007, 19:32

thankyou very much DRS sir for providing the lyrics. Can the song rendered by these two artists available, where can it be downloaded.

thankyou sir
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Post by vira » 16 Oct 2007, 09:35

Guest wrote:Posted: 22 Sep 2005 08:03

The varnam is sparkling. Any luck in identifying the composer? Perhaps Lakshman can help?
Just came upon this. A friend of mine who is from the BVR-BVL family, told me that this varnam is composed by their nephew SV Seshadri. Apparently, he has several other compositions to his credit and is known to be a very knowledgeable rasika. I will try to reach my friend to see if I can get a list of his compositions.

If memory serves me right, I think he also wrote a piece in "Sruti" about the brothers under the title "The Bhavani Duo".
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Post by coolkarni » 27 Nov 2007, 12:30

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Post by meena » 28 Nov 2007, 03:14

Thanku Kji

A detailed profile on Sree BV Raman and his twin brother Sree BV Lakshmanan:

Born: February 26th, 1921
Birth Place: Gooty, Andhra Pradesh
Died: BV Lakshmanan died in 1999.
Place of Demise: Chennai
Parents: Father - BV Subramanya Ayyar

Gurus: Veena Krishnamachariar, Srinivasa Rao, Kulitalai Krishnaswami Rao. Learnt music from Tiger Varadachariar from 1938 to 43 at Annamalai University and from 43 to 45 at Kalakshetra. Kathakali padas from Venkatakrishna Bhagavatar, elder brother of Palghat Rama Bhagavatar.

Awards: Sangita Jyoti from Swami Sivananda, Sangita Gnana Mani from the Kanchi Swamigal and Ganakala Visharadha from the Sringeri Swamigal, Rama Nama Gana Ratna from Satya Sai Baba, Isai Kadal from the Tamizh Isai Sangam, Karaikudi, BV Raman received the Sangeeta Nataka Academy Award in 1998

General: The twins were assisting Rukmini Devi at Kalakshetra, after which BV Lakshmanan moved to AIR Delhi where he stayed till 1957. They composed many varnas, tillanas and kritis and were also known for their repertoire of rare songs.
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Post by rshankar » 28 Nov 2007, 07:30

This is only tagential to this thread:
RDA's ability to attract quality talent never ceases to amaze me!

Palghat Rama Bhagavatar - IIRC, he is the grandfather of Smt. Roja Kannan and Dr. Meena Subramanian (both of them are reputed bharatanATyam dancers).
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Post by kmrasika » 30 Nov 2007, 09:22

coolkarniji: That was indeed a delightful tribute to the stellar duo! Never heard of the ShrImaNi piece at all.
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