Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Sruti mourns the death of Manna Srinivasan

By Sruti

The Sruti parivaar mourns the sudden demise of one of its close associates, Manna Srinivasan in Delhi, on 9th March 2012. He was 78. He was a good friend of Founder-editor N. Pattabhi Raman, and a tower of strength to Sruti almost since its inception. He served Sruti in many capacities as its Delhi Correspondent and Representative, Contributing Editor and Senior Associate, but his favourite designation was Roving Editor – a role he played with alacrity, sending us reports, articles and features from places far and near. He played a major role in introducing artistes from the South to organizations in Delhi and northern India. He would go out of his way to help a friend in need.


  1. A wonderful mentor! You will be missed!

  2. A wonderful person who till his last remained a roving journist and a carnatic music research scholar who would bring out not only nuances of the art in his review but also instances from the lives of the artists themselves.

    A wish list for Sruthi - to come out with a special issue on Sri Manna Srinivasan for the next Chennai Music Festival - about him, experiences he had chosen to share with those in Sruthi and a compilation of his editorial work. Perhaps this would be a token of a fitting tribute to this selfless person.