Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Sangita Kalanidhi for VVS?

 VV Subramaniam: An honour overdue

By Samudri

It’s that time of the year again, when the Music Academy will sit down to elect its new Sangita Kalanidhi. 

Sruti’s vote goes categorically to VV Subramaniam, the violinist most fellow musicians consider worthy of that supreme honour in Carnatic music.

Another veteran musician on Sruti’s roll of honour is ghatam maestro TH Vinayakram, who put south Indian percussion on the world map.

If Sruti’s line of thinking gains acceptance, there could one day be discussion of the idea of more than one Sangita Kalanidhi annually. 

Vinayakram is certainly Kalanidhi material in our book.


  1. Vinayakram thro his untireless prace of Ghatam and mastered, leave a legacy that Ghatam come to stay as another instruemtn next Miruthangam
    in a great conert by Many tope MUsisicans.May his art remain iproved with more Ghatam artisigts being trained by him.

  2. indeed VVS deserves it and is long due