Who is this left-handed mridangist?

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TheListener
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#1 Who is this left-handed mridangist?

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Does someone know who the mridangist is in this picture?

Was surprised to see an elderly left-handed mridangist in such an old picture.

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CRama
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#2 Re: Who is this left-handed mridangist?

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My guess. Kutralam Viswanatha iyer

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#3 Re: Who is this left-handed mridangist?

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Well Keshav's portrait matches it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FslnB0f0ruc

I also have seen him play in DD relays/replays during 80(s). His siShya , a YACMer lives in Dallas. I will get confirmation.

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#4 Re: Who is this left-handed mridangist?

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Yes . Shri CRama,
It is Kuttalam Viswanatha Iyer.
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#5 Re: Who is this left-handed mridangist?

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Kandadevi Alagiriswamy Violin?

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#6 Re: Who is this left-handed mridangist?

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I don't think so, Kuntalavarali. The sketch matches the photograph though.

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#7 Re: Who is this left-handed mridangist?

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Thanks CRama, Thanjavooran and shankarank.

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#8 Re: Who is this left-handed mridangist?

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kunthalavarali wrote: 06 Apr 2019, 19:22 Kandadevi Alagiriswamy Violin?
No. The violin vidwan is not Sri Kandadevi Alagiriswamy

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#9 Re: Who is this left-handed mridangist?

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Violinist looks like Sri C.Lakshminarayanan

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#10 Re: Who is this left-handed mridangist?

Post by sikhivahana »

The violinist's profile from the side looks like Sikkil Sri R Bhaskaran,

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#11 Re: Who is this left-handed mridangist?

Post by Pratyaksham Bala »

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Vocal: Radha and Jayalakshmi
Violin : Sheshagiri Rao
Mridangam: Kutralam Viswanatha Iyer
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#12 Re: Who is this left-handed mridangist?

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Sir
I don't think the violinist is Seshagiri Rao.

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#13 Re: Who is this left-handed mridangist?

Post by Pratyaksham Bala »

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@Sachi_R
This guided me :-

Page 37 of -
Lalitha Kala Tarangiri
Volume 2019, Issue 2
June 2019

This page contains a photo of "Radha and Jayalakshmi at Sri Rama Seva Mandali, Chamarajpet. Sheshagiri Rao on Violin and Kutralam Viswanatha Iyer on mridangam".

The images in this photo are easily comparable with the images in the photo shown in Post #1 -- especially the full side pose of Seshagiri Rao in the photo, with the part shown at Post #1.

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#14 Re: Who is this left-handed mridangist?

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Sir, well. Surely as you inferred the violinist on both Shanakarapuram and Ramaseva Mandali concerts of Smts Radha Jayalakshmi is the same.

However I am sorry I think SRLKM may have made a mistake 😊 I know Sri. Seshagiri Rao to have a distinctively pointed nose. Here is a fine article about him with many pictures:
https://dhvaniohio.org/profile-s-seshagiri-rao/

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#15 Re: Who is this left-handed mridangist?

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Sir, well. Surely as you inferred the violinist on both Shanakarapuram and Ramaseva Mandali concerts of Smts Radha Jayalakshmi is the same.

However I am sorry I think SRLKM may have made a mistake 😊 I know Sri. Seshagiri Rao to have a distinctively pointed nose. Here is a fine article about him with many pictures:
https://dhvaniohio.org/profile-s-seshagiri-rao/

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#16 Re: Who is this left-handed mridangist?

Post by Pratyaksham Bala »

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Here is something!

S Seshagiri Rao-Violin-DD Bharati 14-Mar-2018

Superb side profile @ 20.17 to 20.20 !!
https://youtu.be/tmO4aGCO73o?t=1218

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