Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

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#51 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 30 Mar 2011, 11:01

CRama:
Thanks for mentioning the correct name. When I searched for 'Sri Narasimhachariar' I could not get any lead.

Here is a tribute to Sri M.A. Narasimhachar, who passed away on July 7, 2004 at Bangalore, at the age of 83. http://www.kutcheribuzz.com/news/20040806/narasimha.asp

I understand that his full name is: Sri Mandayam Annadorai Narasimhachar.
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#52 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by keerthi » 30 Mar 2011, 12:16

M.A. Narasimhachar was a Sangeethabhushanam from Annamalai University; second batch. He has taught innumerable students in Mysore and was known to be an excellent instructor.

He has given special programmes on AIR on the songs of Anai-ayya, Veena kuppayyar etc. and lecdemo-s like an all-Ahiri concert at gAyana samAja, Bangalore.

His two daughters live in Bangalore and have inherited his massive repertory.

Having spent his childhood in Melkote, he had learnt several older songs prevalent there among the Arayars, in
cluding some of the vAnamAmalai compositions.
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#53 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 31 Mar 2011, 05:36

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(1) T/D. K. Swaminathan, Tiruvaiyaru
(3) Vasudevan & (3) Krishnamurthy -- Salem Brothers
(4) S. P. Ramu & (5) S.P. Sarada -- Tirupur Sisters
(6) T.P.S. Selvarathinam, Tiruvenkadu
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#54 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 31 Mar 2011, 05:57

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"D. Vasudevan (1930) is the younger brother of late D. Krishnamurthy. In those days, both the brothers were called ‘Salem Brothers’. They owe to their father, Duraisamy Iyer for their career in music world. Their father was very much interested in drama. So he sent his children, Vasudevan and Krishnamurthy to Madurai Bala Vinodha Sangeetha Sabha run by Nawab Rajamanickkam Pillai to learn vocal Carnatic music. When Rajaji happened to visit their concert, he noticed them uneducated and made arrangements for them to get primary education. Vasudevan’s family came to Salem along with the drama troupe. Here he and his brother began to learn Carnatic vocal music soon. They became famous Carnatic singers and were treated equally with the famous singers like Chellam Iyengar and Desigan. Vasudevan worked in the Modern Theatres music troupe also.
After the demise of his brother Krishnamurthy in 1972, Vasudevan started to perform solo concerts. He had performed many concerts for All India Radio programmes. In 1989, he was honoured with the title ‘Isai Ayana Mani’."
(https://sites.google.com/a/salemsabha.o ... alemarists)

T.P.S. Selvarathinam is the son of Thiruvenkadu Subramania Pillai, nadaswara vidhvan. Selvarathinam learnt vocal music under Madurai Mani Iyer. http://www.hindu.com/2010/12/15/stories ... 490400.htm
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#55 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by rahm221 » 31 Mar 2011, 15:56

I know about one Thangam Gopalan pictured above. She was the mother of my schoolmate (SSLC in 1967). A very good singer, her husband was a pathologist and well-to-do, unfortunately passed away a few years ago.
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#56 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by CRama » 31 Mar 2011, 16:55

SP Ramu and SP Sarada were famous in seventees. They had cut some gramaphone records as well. The old Ceylon Radio used to broadcast their songs. I had heard some radio concerts over AIR Madras also. Subsequently they had gone into oblivion.
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#57 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by cmlover » 31 Mar 2011, 19:03

Even Manakkal Rengarajan was young up-and-coming at that time to be listed among these crowd!
Is his name (picture) up there?
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#58 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by vanajan » 01 Apr 2011, 00:27

Post #8
T.P. Kailasam, Kumbakonam

Post #11
S. Janakiraman, Swamimalai


Both Sri T.P.Kailasam and Sri.S.Janakiraman were well known musicians and well respected teachers in Kumbakonam during 70s and 80s. They were AIR Trichi grade A artists then.I have couple of friends and classmates(in school) who learnt from them and later on became AIR graded artists themselves.

Janakiraman mama was our neighbor for about a decade. He currently lives in Chennai(I think) and was honored by PSN Disciples Foundation this year.
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 487985.ece


Sri.T.P.Kailasam During the MUSIC ACADEMY MADRAS season

22nd December 1957 2.30 to 3.30 pm At The Special Pandal, P. S. High School, Mylapore
Vidvan Sri T. P. Kailasam (Vocal)
Trivandram Sri Hariharan(Violin)
Sri Krishnamurthi(Mridangam)

2nd January 1965 3 .30 to 5 p.m. The Music Academy Premises
Sri T. P. Kailasam (Vocal)
Sri Thruppappuliyur Rajam (Violin)
Sri Kumbakonam Ganesan (Mridangam)

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#59 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 01 Apr 2011, 11:28

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L-R:
(1-2) P.V. Rama Iyer & P.V. Ganesa Iyer - Pozhakudi Brothers
(3-4) Radha Sisters, Chennai
(5) K.L. Ranganayaki, Chittoor
(6) T.S. Vembu Iyer, Tiruvalankadu
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#60 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by cmlover » 01 Apr 2011, 19:11

3-4) Radha Sisters, Chennai
? http://www.rasikas.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=14455
But they were not sisters1
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#61 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 01 Apr 2011, 20:27

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T.S. Vembu Iyer, father of T.V.Sankaranarayanan, is the brother-in-law of Madurai Mani Iyer.

Extracts from (http://www.archive.org/stream/anotherga ... p_djvu.txt):-

T.S. VEMBU AYYAR - VOCALIST: (b. April 21, 1916)

Place of birth :
Tiruvalangadu, Tanjore district. The village has a good musical past.

Parents ;
Sankaranarayana Vajpeyar & Nagalakshmi Ammal.

Musical training under :
Tiruvalangadu Sundaresa Ayyar, an eminent violinist,
Umayalpuram Swaminatha Ayyar, a Sangita Kalanidhi,
Turaiyur Rajagopala Sarma and
Madurai Mani Ayyar, a Sangita Kalanidhi (1939 onwards).

Debut :
April 1945 at Mayavaram with his guru Sundaresa Ayyar on violin and Kuttalam Sivavadivel Pillai on mridangam.

From 1940 to 1969, he was providing voice support to his guru and relative, Madurai Mani Ayyar and later was giving concerts on the All India Radio and sabhas. Since 1986, he has stopped giving concerts. T.V. Sankaranarayanan, the popular vocalist now, is his son. Vembu Ayyar is literally a link between Mani Ayyar, the colossus and Sankaranarayanan, the maestro-in-the-making.

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#62 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 02 Apr 2011, 10:45

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L-R:
(1) N. Krishnan, Madurai
(2-3) R. Gurumurthy & R. Krishnan -- Valliyur Brothers
(4) L. Venkatesan, Thanjavur
(5) L. Subbulakshmi, Chennai
(6) Srinivasachariar, Terazhundur
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#63 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 02 Apr 2011, 11:06

(1) Madurai N. Krishnan
A conversation with Madurai N. Krishnan:-
http://www.carnatica.net/special/maduraikrishnan.htm


(2) Valliyur Gurumurthy
V. Rajkumar Bharati is his disciple.


(6) Terezhandur T.V. Srinivasachari
b. January 14,1914
Parentage: Venkatachariar & Shenbagavalii.

Education & Training:
Trichy National College High School - General studies in Music Got Sangeetha Bhushanam diploma from the Annamalai University in 1933, with Sabhesa Ayyar and Ponniah Filial being his distinguished professors.

Posts held:
Music Teacher, Sri Ramakrishna High School, T. Nagar. (1938-1 942)
Headmaster, Tamilisai School, Devakottai (1942-1947)
Teacher in Music, Oriental Sanskrit School, West Mambalam, Madras.

For further details, check:
http://www.archive.org/stream/anotherga ... p_djvu.txt
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#64 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by thanjavooran » 02 Apr 2011, 17:24

Shri L. Venkatesan is a disciple of Thanjavoor Lakshmi narayanan known as Thanjavoor Nanu

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#65 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 02 Apr 2011, 18:00

Thanjavooran:
Thanks for the lead!

Here is a write-up that appeared in The Hindu on 'Thanjavur Venkatesa Iyengar':-
http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/fr/2003/0 ... 060400.htm
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Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 03 Apr 2011, 06:16

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L-R:
V.R. Venkataraman, Vilankudi
L. Brigannayaki, Chennai
K. Abhiramasundari, Chennai
A. Lakshmi, Chennai
N.C. Satyanarayana, Secunderabad
A.S. Gopalan, Chennai
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#67 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 03 Apr 2011, 09:24

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N.C. Satyanarayana, Secunderabad
Mahamahopadhyaya Dr. Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana,
who was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2010!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nookala_Ch ... yanarayana
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Post by venkatakailasam » 03 Apr 2011, 13:51

(4) S. P. Ramu & (5) S.P. Sarada -- Tirupur Sisters

Two of their songs composed by Pampan swamigal are available in the net.

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Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 04 Apr 2011, 04:38

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L-R:
(1) Alamelu Pattabhiraman, Chennai
(2) V. Lakshmi, Tiruvananthapuram
(3) T.T. Sita, Hyderabad
(4) R.S. Mani, Chennai
(5-6) P. Rajalakshmi & P. Meenakshi -- Raji Sisters, Chennai
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Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 04 Apr 2011, 04:40

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Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 04 Apr 2011, 10:02

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L-R:
T.A. Jayaraman, Tiruvenkadu
Indira Parthasarathy, Chennai
R. Kannan, Srirangam
H. Ramanatha Iyer, Tiruvananthapuram
Kumari T.S. Kamala, Chennai
K.C. Subramaniam, Chennai
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#72 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 04 Apr 2011, 10:25

Srirangam R. Kannan
(Professor at the Banaras Hindu University)
His son Dr.Surmani R.K.Srinivasan is a flutist.
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Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 04 Apr 2011, 21:21

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First Row, L-R:
R. Sundarambal, Chennai
Lalitha Seshadri, Trichy
Prabhakara Varma, Kavelikkara
S. Rajalakshmi, New Delhi
Kamala Kailasanathan, Tiruvananthapuram
Vasantha Gopalakrishnan, Chennai

Second Row, LR:
R.K. Narayanaswamy, Mysore
Marla Suryanarayanamurthy, Chennai
Raja, Madurai
P/B. Chakrapani, Kudanthai (Kumbakonam)
T/D.V. Krishnamurthy, Tiruvananthapuram
M.N. Subramanian, Hyderabad
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#74 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 04 Apr 2011, 21:32

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Lalitha Seshadri
Trustee, Indian Fine Arts Academy, Dallas
http://www.ifaadfw.org/team.html

Prabhakara Varma
from the royal family of Mavelikkara, Kerala.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mavelikkar ... kara_Varma
http://www.hindu.com/mp/2003/11/17/stor ... 710100.htm

Kamala Kailasanathan
Priya Mani is her granddaughter.
http://www.hindu.com/mp/2007/11/12/stor ... 150300.htm
http://www.jimandaz.com/indian_news/17/ ... tions.html

R.K. Narayanaswamy
Elder brother of R.K. Srikantan.
He passed away at the age of 95 on 4 September 2005 at Mysore.
http://www.kutcheribuzz.com/news/20050909/veteran.asp
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#75 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 05 Apr 2011, 09:33

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VEENAI

First Row:
V.C. Padma, Chennai
V.A. Mangala Gowri, Chennai
N. Muthukrishnan, Chennai
Punidambal Sundararajan, Chennai
M. Nageswara Rao, Chennai
V.G. Subramanian, Neyveli

Second Row:
Kamala Thiagarajan, Chennai
G. Rukmini, Chennai
Ramamurthi, Chennai
K. Harihara Iyer, Chennai
R.N. Doreswamy, Mysore
T/D. N. Rama Astri, Mysore

Third Row:
M. Santhamma, Tiruvananthapuram
Rajeswari, Chennai
Lalitha Subramanian, Chennai
Lakshmanan, Chennai
Kausalya Rajaram, B.A., Chennai
P/B. V. Pattammal, Chennai
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