V. V. Sadagopan

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arasi
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#126 Re: V. V. Sadagopan

Post by arasi » 23 Jan 2015, 19:50

CRama,
I can't thank you enough! pArthasArathy we have heard him sing in the record. But that kamba rAmAyAnap pADal! How he gave a full length concert of kamban's verses, tuning them all! I repeat, that was an unforgettable event for us. He also tuned many of Bharathi's and sang them in his concerts.

I guess (I may be wrong) this was a program from his latter years. This pUrvi kalyANi song is one of my favorites, and I do not hear all the sangathis here.

The violinist is Alagiri (Kumar's father)? Just a guess. Mridangam, Madras Kannan?
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#127 Re: V. V. Sadagopan

Post by vasanthakokilam » 25 Jan 2015, 10:43

Here are some pictures Arasi asked me to post.

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#128 Re: V. V. Sadagopan

Post by vasanthakokilam » 25 Jan 2015, 10:46

A few more
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#129 Re: V. V. Sadagopan

Post by vasanthakokilam » 25 Jan 2015, 10:47

And finally a Collage

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#130 Re: V. V. Sadagopan

Post by arasi » 25 Jan 2015, 14:45

Spring cuckoo,
Thanks for helping out :)

I thank Radha Dorairajan (she has helped in making a short documentary about him, and had collected pictures from various family members). She is a niece of Sowbhagyalakshmi (wife of Sriram Bharathi who continues his dedicated work at Jalladiampettai PatashAlA and temple). On the 9th of Feb, VVS's janma nakshthra is going to be celebrated all day at the temple and school.
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#131 Re: V. V. Sadagopan

Post by CRama » 25 Jan 2015, 17:36

Thanks Arasi and Vasanthakokilam for the erudite pictures. Will meet Arasi at the function.
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#132 Re: V. V. Sadagopan

Post by venkatakailasam » 25 Jan 2015, 17:48

vk ...vintage treasure..
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#133 Re: V. V. Sadagopan

Post by Pasupathy » 25 Jan 2015, 18:18

vk... fantastic pictures! Thanks. Gives me motivation to search for and post an article or two by him (Tamil) in my blog soon....
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#134 Re: V. V. Sadagopan

Post by arasi » 25 Jan 2015, 19:06

Pasupathy.
Thank you! Who better than you, who has achieved the nearly impossible task of digging up treasures in tamizh writings, illustrations, music related topics! I haven't been to your threads for a while. Rather occupied :(

There is a picture of a TiruvaiyARu ArAdhanA you have posted (the article mentions his concert). If I remember, I could spot him among other musicians. Couldn't enlarge the picture enough to be sure...
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#135 Re: V. V. Sadagopan

Post by arasi » 25 Jan 2015, 19:12

He wore khadi. The picture with the gold shawl is perhaps from the occasion of his getting the title Gana Ratna...
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#136 Re: V. V. Sadagopan

Post by vasanthakokilam » 25 Jan 2015, 23:03

Photos courtesy of Arasi and Radha Dorairajan. I am just the remote hands.

Here is another set Arasi asked me to post.

With his wife Smt. Ranganayaki
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Hero of Modern Youth (or Nava yuvan)! First indian film to be shot abroad (in London)
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With a srilankan friend
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With a grandchild
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#137 Re: V. V. Sadagopan

Post by arasi » 25 Jan 2015, 23:28

Thanks, VK...
The pictures were collected from various family members. I hadn't seen many of them myself!
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#138 Re: V. V. Sadagopan

Post by mahavishnu » 26 Jan 2015, 08:27

Such amazing portraits. And what a handsome man he.
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#139 Re: V. V. Sadagopan

Post by arasi » 26 Jan 2015, 09:36

And I'm sure, another handsome man, your grandfather, would have played for him! Of course, I remember your great aunt very well--a lovely lady.
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#140 Re: V. V. Sadagopan

Post by Pasupathy » 27 Jan 2015, 00:01

arasi wrote:Pasupathy.
Thank you! Who better than you, who has achieved the nearly impossible task of digging up treasures in tamizh writings, illustrations, music related topics! I haven't been to your threads for a while. Rather occupied :(

There is a picture of a TiruvaiyARu ArAdhanA you have posted (the article mentions his concert). If I remember, I could spot him among other musicians. Couldn't enlarge the picture enough to be sure...
Will do, Arasi. And I remember him in T.Nagar...lived somewhere close to Hindi Prachar Sabha, as I remember? Am I right?
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#141 Re: V. V. Sadagopan

Post by arasi » 27 Jan 2015, 09:29

Yes, in Jagadisvar Street. For some time, Honnappa Bhagavathar lived right across the street from him. At the turn, the one and only Hari Babu , the make up artiste. Dandapani Desikar, GNB and MKT living within a short distance! And many film stars resided in T.Nagar :)

Wonder if we can even find the area familiar if we took a walk there now!
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#142 Re: V. V. Sadagopan

Post by Pasupathy » 27 Jan 2015, 22:07

arasi wrote: Wonder if we can even find the area familiar if we took a walk there now!
Nope! It's completely different!

My neighbour upto 1950 was Rajaji!:-) ..previously that house belonged to Kalki! :-) Very closeby, N T Rama Rao.... Hordes of Telugu fans used to arrive in buses in mornings and wait before his bungalow and prostrate in road when he came out to give darshan!:-) I have seen M K T come in rickshaw to Producer M A Venu's house later on in his last years .... Savithri and T R Rajakumari were also reasonably closeby....

Ok.... Will get ready to do a search and retrieve process.... and post a few articles by VVS ( mostly translated in Tamil from his Spirals and Circles...) over a period of time.... Perhaps including a few pictures from here, if there is no objection?
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#143 Re: V. V. Sadagopan

Post by cacm » 27 Jan 2015, 22:32

VERY INFOR MATIVE& INTERESTING AS I HAVE WALKED ACROSS THESE HOUSES MANY TIMES! Actually have visited GNB WHO was known for changing houses almost on a quarterly basis! Visiting him& PSP are still Highlights of my MADRAS LIFE!....ANY PICS BY ANY CXHANCE OF THE STREET&HOUSES? VKV
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#144 Re: V. V. Sadagopan

Post by Pasupathy » 27 Jan 2015, 23:36

cacm wrote:.ANY PICS BY ANY CXHANCE OF THE STREET&HOUSES? VKV
Sorry..No! Only the families who lived in those houses may have some pictures.... I remember PSP --- I think he lived near Venkatanarayana Rd and later in Boag Rd (...close to Sivaji's house) .... Dandapani Desikar was also in T Nagar..... I don't remember where GNB lived in T Nagar though..... Another memory is of Ganesh &Co house in Venkatanarayana Rd..where Gandhi stayed .... writers like Chandilyan ( Bashyam) used to frequent Vani Pharmacy in Pondy Bazaar.... Nagiah started Tyaga Brahma Sabha ( Vani Mahal) ... I am forgetting DKP in Kuppuswamy St and Raman +Lakshmanan ( Tiger's students ) nearby, Papa Venkataramiah.... NSKrishnan in T Nagar and hence his statue in the present location....T S Baliah lived very closeby... well, golden days, indeed!
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#145 Re: V. V. Sadagopan

Post by arasi » 28 Jan 2015, 08:28

GNB, for a few years at least, lived in Raja St?? Bhanumathi was a long time resident. PA Periyanayaki, MV Rajamma, TR Ramachandran...heritage homes are in our memory only. Leave it to the developers to raze single houses down with bulldozers :(
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#146 Re: V. V. Sadagopan

Post by cacm » 28 Jan 2015, 09:24

It would be nice if Chennai historian V.Sriram could be asked to list the houses GNB LIVED IN! He was precocious for changing houses, cars, etc. Someday I will write in detail what Sri.S.Rajam told me about his prepartions before going to his concerts. Both he & Maharajapuram V used to start from his house to concerts.....VKV
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#147 Re: V. V. Sadagopan

Post by rshankar » 28 Jan 2015, 21:27

With so much nostalgia going around, I wonder if singing - 'anda nALum vandiDAdO?', or 'andanAl nyAbagam nenjilE', or even 'bhUlOka vaikuNThamu idi ani' in a gOSTi gAnam format will be far behind! :)
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#148 Re: V. V. Sadagopan

Post by Pasupathy » 28 Jan 2015, 22:06

Musical Tidbits -47 ( In Tamil)
V.V.Sadagopan -1

சங்கீத சங்கதிகள் - 47
வி.வி. சடகோபன் -1

http://s-pasupathy.blogspot.com/2015/01/47_28.html
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#149 Re: V. V. Sadagopan

Post by venkatakailasam » 29 Jan 2015, 06:03

very good collections..
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#150 Re: V. V. Sadagopan

Post by venkatakailasam » 29 Jan 2015, 07:02

An Educator with a Mission
A centenary tribute to VV Sadagopan
By TK Venkatasubramanian..

http://srutimag.blogspot.in/
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