Smt Radha Viswanathan, RIP

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#26 Re: Smt Radha Viswanathan, RIP

Post by Ramasubramanian M.K » 04 Jan 2018, 20:52

Folks Sorry I wrote a long post--thought I had saved it--partially saved and I am trying t "resurrect" it.Any help?
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#27 Re: Smt Radha Viswanathan, RIP

Post by rajeshnat » 04 Jan 2018, 22:03

Ramasubramanian M.K wrote:
04 Jan 2018, 20:52
Folks Sorry I wrote a long post--thought I had saved it--partially saved and I am trying t "resurrect" it.Any help?
Type it in a notepad/wordpad and save it and then copy and paste it in the forum.
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#28 Re: Smt Radha Viswanathan, RIP

Post by arasi » 04 Jan 2018, 23:22

As star arundhati following celestial vaSishTA,
Her voice followed her precious mother's
Blending as one--she shadowed but shed light
Her life woven into hers became a tradition

She went on to make more of her music--
Aishwarya and Saundarya made it happen
Ill health did not deter nor immobility
Determination and will were her strength

Brave woman, ready to battle ill health
Valiantly, and with that smiling face!
May she bless the young ones always
With her beloved elders above...
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#29 Re: Smt Radha Viswanathan, RIP

Post by arasi » 05 Jan 2018, 00:30

Dear Cienu,
Call it irony, or may be not...
Got back from Chennai the day she left us. Went without looking at the forum much (so missed this thread). Didn't see the papers this morning, got busy around the house, ran errands and then rushed to hear NSG at SRLKM (a super concert). When I returned home, my husband gave me the news.
I regretted not being able to bid her farewell. Then I thought, just as well. I can think of my annual visits with her and cherish my memories--her asking the grand kids to sing and play for me, and her chatting vibrantly, however weak she felt.
She was in my thoughts when I heard the girls sing so well at BVB a few days ago...

Heartfelt sympathies to Lakshmi and your brother. To her grand kids who loved visiting and learning from her every day. To you and Geetha who took such good care of her...
Her presence will always be felt, though she has joined the company of her loved ones up above. You have their blessings...
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#30 Re: Smt Radha Viswanathan, RIP

Post by kamalamba » 05 Jan 2018, 12:07

Dear Cienu
My sincere condolences.
I have never seen her, but feel that I know her through her immortal and timeless music.
My thoughts are with you and your family in this difficult time.
Sincerely
Mohan
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#31 Re: Smt Radha Viswanathan, RIP

Post by rbharath » 05 Jan 2018, 19:52

Really sad to know this news. My deepest condolences to the family and her disciples
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#33 Re: Smt Radha Viswanathan, RIP

Post by cienu » 06 Jan 2018, 12:14

Dear Rasikas,

Thank you all so much for your heartfelt condolences. Amma lived a full life and always had a smile on her face inspite of severe health issues.


Most importantly she has ensured that  her rich legacy will  continue to flourish through her grand daughters S.Aishwarya and S.Saundarya.

Nevertheless she will be profoundly missed though we will continue to cherish her precious memories.

cienu

PS:
An article in the "Times of India" Jan 4th 2018 by B Shivakumar which was by far the best tribute to Amma.
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#34 Re: Smt Radha Viswanathan, RIP

Post by S.NAGESWARAN » 06 Jan 2018, 12:37

The RASIKAS of Bangaluru had an informal meeting at Mr.Cienu's HOME in 2013.
The short video clippings of the same were uploaded by Sri Cienu in U TUBE.
I REQUEST ALL THE RASIKAS TO LISTEN TO SMT.RADHA VISWANATHAN AND GRAND DAUGHTER MISS. AYSWARYA SINGING THE SONG " PANKAJA LOCHANA " IN THE RAGAM KALYANI WHICH WAS SOULFUL AND BHAVAM.
OTHER MUSICIANS SMT.LEELA RAMGOPAL, SUMITHRA NITIN,
SRI MADHAVA RAO AND OTHERS ALSO ONE SONG EACH.
KINDLY VIEW THE VIDEOS.

S.NAGESWARAN.
06.01.2018.
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#35 Re: Smt Radha Viswanathan, RIP

Post by cienu » 06 Jan 2018, 13:23

https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=91s&v=F2jRgk-bbQ4
The link which Sri Nageswaran is referring to
Date of recording is June 25th 2011.
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#36 Re: Smt Radha Viswanathan, RIP

Post by cienu » 07 Jan 2018, 19:51

Times of India - 6th Jan 2018. A tribute from her Grand children
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#37 Re: Smt Radha Viswanathan, RIP

Post by cienu » 11 Jan 2018, 21:34

A tribute by Gowri Ramnarayan which will appear in all print editions of "The Hindu" - Friday Review on 12th Jan 2018.
"Matchless Accompanist"
http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/m ... 420710.ece
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#38 Re: Smt Radha Viswanathan, RIP

Post by maduraimini » 03 Feb 2018, 07:50

Sorry to hear about Smt. Radha Vishwanathan. She was always at the side of M.S. singing with her. Sad to hear all the physical challenges she had to face.
Sincere condolences to Cienu and family.
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