M. Chandrasekharan

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#51 Re: M. Chandrasekharan

Post by arasi » 09 Jul 2018, 18:22

A vidwan who deserves our admiration for all his praiseworthy qualities well described by the speakers on this occasion. Good health and many more years of music to him--in keeping him and the rasikas happy.
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#52 Re: M. Chandrasekharan

Post by rajeshnat » 20 Jul 2018, 12:50

Write up of shri MC 80th birthday celebrations in academy followed by chitraveena ravikiran concert writeup dated july 20,2018 in The Hindu.
https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/t ... 468392.ece.

Can some one tell me if MC mAma became completely visually handicapped even at a young age or was it a shade where he could see somewhat and then there was progressive loss ? Kudos to him and the way he has looked forward .playing from the year 1949- completing 70 years of intense play . Some one like Manirathnam should take a movie with his biography theme, especially not just him few more pointers on his mother charubala mohan? In school was inspired by Hellenkeller and his teacher , as of now there is M Chandrasekaran Mama right before us playing violin .
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#53 Re: M. Chandrasekharan

Post by Ramasubramanian M.K » 23 Jul 2018, 05:25

Well-deserved celebration of an artist of indomitable courage and poise and equanimity.

When our family decided to celebrate my late father K.S. Mahadevan's centenary in 2013 at the KGS,MC wanted to be one of the key speakers. In his speech paying a. tribute to my father mentioned something that we were not fully aware.

In 1952 my father arranged MC to accompany(perhaps his first big concert in Bombay) Sathur Subramaniam. MC took Bombay by storm and completely overshadowed Sathur (it was his First concert in Bombay as well!).My mother and MC's mother were good friends from their Calcutta days. A humble person not wallowing in self-pity, he remarked in Tamil" Adai Ellam Marakka mudiyuma"(How can I forget such opportunity). Another great feature is his readiness and willingness to accompany a newly-minted artiste or an amateur singer in a chamber concert.

Wish him many more years of playing!!
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