That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi?

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#51 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

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why not we utilise the services of Paul the octopus which is correctly predicting the world cup football results? gobilalitha

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#52 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

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:lol:

Maybe he should even get a seat on the committee! ;)

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#53 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

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rbharath wrote:
If only Academy decides to call and honour (kumari) Kamala... if only...

bharath,

If I were an Egyptian king, I would have filled your mouth with gold for saying that.. if I were an Indian king, I suppose it would entail a gift of 18 villages (aSTAdasha-grAmaM) or atleast an ardha-simhAsanaM.

Alas, Am neither; and can only commiserate with you.

It would be appropriate in so many different ways; this year being VazhuvUr rAmiah piLLai's centenary and kamala being all the things that she is..

Sigh..

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#54 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

Post by ragam-talam »

Who is one of the most suitable candidates for SK this year? Vidwan TR Subramaniam

Will he get it? I doubt it, given the politics involved amongst the Chennai music mandarins.

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#55 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

Post by ksrimech »

ragam-talam wrote: Vidwan TR Subramaniam.
Didn't he already get sangIta kalAcharyA in 2002?

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#56 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

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keerthi wrote: Alas, Am neither; and can only commiserate with you.

It would be appropriate in so many different ways; this year being VazhuvUr rAmiah piLLai's centenary and kamala being all the things that she is..

Sigh..
true.
which is why i said.. if only...

I dont see it happen at all.

There was one news which said that a certain group of office bearers at MA wanted to honour Kamala with the SK and that was being vehmently opposed by others for years together. eventually, after years of try, the group decided to give her some kind of consulation with some spl award during some spl occasion like that given to LGJ and apparently that was done sometime during the late 90s. is it true?

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#57 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

Post by ragam-talam »

ksrimech wrote:Vidwan TR Subramaniam
Didn't he already get sangIta kalAcharyA in 2002?
I wasn't aware of that. Did he?

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#58 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

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#59 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

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It will be nice if Radha Jayalkshmi get it this year. They're older than Trichur Ramachandran, who is otherwise a very good choice too. Among instrumentalists my liking would be VVS.

If they want to award a new instrument again, Sri TV Vasan would be good.

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#60 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

Post by ragam-talam »

It will be nice if Radha Jayalkshmi get it this year.
I agree. Besides their being deserving vidushis, it would be a fitting tribute to GNB for his senior disciples to receive the award on his centenary year.

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#61 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

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[quote="srikant1987"]It will be nice if Radha Jayalkshmi get it this year. (/quote]

Yes. They were high speed swara specialists of GNB school. The key word here is "were". They have disappeared from the music scene decade back due to their failing voice and other kinds of health problems. In the artists' section, people have been asking for their whereabouts with no response from anyone. Difficult to trace them even if selected for SK, which I agree that they richly deserve, by their performances in the distant past.

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#62 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

Post by ragam-talam »

Yes, they were superstars some time back. It's sad that you don't hear them these days.
A few video clips of theirs can be found on youtube, e.g. see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a25osFeLkgM

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#63 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

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kssr wrote: Difficult to trace them even if selected for SK, which I agree that they richly deserve, by their performances in the distant past.
Last year, during season, TOI had an article on them and giving excerpts from a telephonic interview of the sisters which mentioned that they live in palavakkam with a (cousin?) sister of theirs and that they were fully aware of all that is happening in the music world.

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#64 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

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i strongly believe and reiterate it should be either of the duos:

Bombay Sisters: Smt. Saroja and Smt. Lalita

or

Smt. Radha and Smt. Jayalakshmi

who should get Sangeetha Kalanidhi this year.

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#65 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

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i am to believe from some reliable sources that

Sangeetha kalanidhi is going to be given to Bombay Sisters, Smt. Saroja and Smt. Lalitha.
Sangeetha Kala Acharya to Smt. Suguna Varadachari.
TTK Award of excellence to Parassala Smt. B Ponnammal.

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#66 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

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We, the group of Rasikas have wished that Radha and Jayalakshmi shoud be given the Sangeetha Kalanidhi. But the Year long celebration of GNB Centenary has completely ignored their contribution in popularising GNB songs. They used to sing at lease one song of GNB in all their concerts. I have heard that many new songs of GNB used to be first sung by them in the radio concerts. But the organisers of the Festival did not recognise their contribution. Very sad.

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#67 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

Post by Sivaramakrishnan »

Good observation, CRama!

By the by, where are they put up now? Not to be seen in concert circuit for a very long time now!?

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#68 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

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rbharath wrote:i am to believe from some reliable sources that

Sangeetha kalanidhi is going to be given to Bombay Sisters, Smt. Saroja and Smt. Lalitha.
Sangeetha Kala Acharya to Smt. Suguna Varadachari.
TTK Award of excellence to Parassala Smt. B Ponnammal.
Looks like Bharath is right!! Congrats to all vidushis. Let's wait for official news from MMA.

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#69 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

Post by Sam Swaminathan »

Sangita Kalanidhi award for Bombay Sisters

The Hindu to-day has reported that Sangeetha Kalanidhi award has been given to Bombay Sisters.

My humble pranams to both of them. They have indeed done wonderful service to the music. I cannot but forget the immense work done by their father whom I know from my childhood.

Well deserved recognition.

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#70 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

Post by mohan »

The following thread
http://www.rasikas.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13711
can be merged into this one

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#71 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

Post by Sundara Rajan »

Sam swaminathan: I am sure you meant to say "I cannot forget" and not "I cannot BUT forget" the immense work done for music.

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#72 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

Post by Sam Swaminathan »

Shri Sundararajan....some times fingers act faster than the mind....yes, I stand corrected!! There was one other person who helped the two sisters in their effort to climb the ladder of success..Shri Thiruvannamalai Ramamurthi Iyer, Violinist. I personally know the efforts he had put in. I will eagerly await to see if the receipients acknowledge these people in their acceptance speech, if there is such opportunity.

Regards

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#73 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

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rbharath wrote:i strongly believe and reiterate it should be either of the duos:
Bombay Sisters: Smt. Saroja and Smt. Lalita
or
Smt. Radha and Smt. Jayalakshmi
who should get Sangeetha Kalanidhi this year.
Does anyone know where are Radha and Jayalakshmi who created waves in the '50s and '60s?
I think they were last in the news in 1981 when they received the Sangeet Natak Akedemi.
They are not even seen in any Carnatic music event giving or taking felicitations, when many seniors are often seen on many dais.. It's time they are brought back to today's Carnatic music world!

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#74 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

Post by kssr »

No point tracing Radha and J. When I last saw them, more than a decade ago, one was very sick and the other sick. Let us, as their good rasikas, wish them health and happiness irrespective of their SK status.

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#75 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

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I agree

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#76 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

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Let their image of 50s and 60s continue to be our impression;

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#77 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

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kssr wrote:No point tracing Radha and J. When I last saw them, more than a decade ago, one was very sick and the other sick. Let us, as their good rasikas, wish them health and happiness irrespective of their SK status.
Yes . let us pray for their welfare. One cannot forget their quick rendering of kritis in succession without gap.

Thanjavooran 23 07 2010

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#78 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

Post by ragam-talam »

Nice video clip of the vidushis on youtube: http://youtu.be/a25osFeLkgM
Apparently from the early 80s.

There are a few more available at youtube.

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#79 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

Post by ragam-talam »

Btw, anyone know where the Soolamangalam sisters are today? They were also on the musical scene a few decades ago.
Here's a nice video clip of them: http://youtu.be/QoUk3yyhO5I

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#80 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi

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Nick H wrote: 09 Jun 2010, 16:37 sangeetha kalanidhi Aruna Sairam.

Harimau will explode. It would be like Chenobyl, but much worse.

:grin: :grin: :lol:
That's what we thought, but we didn't even hear a roar...

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#81 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi?

Post by rshankar »

Maybe because he’s imploded?

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#82 Re: That time of year again: Who will be sangeetha kalanidhi?

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Probably he gathered so much ammo that it collapsed and imploded into a black hole...so no trace of the blast got out?

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#83 ijaybe sangeetha kalanidhi?

Post by arasi »

Including this one, revived from 2010, we have three (or more?) threads on SK now.
This one brings back the old times, up to post #79. We still miss ragam_talam and Vijay. As for Sam Swaminathan, it's sad to think that he's no more. Now that brother MAE is going to be honored by his students, admirers and family next month, his absence is felt even more...

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