VV Subramaniam: An honour overdue
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.