Song of Surrender

Monday, 19 February 2018

MS Anantharaman passes away

Violin maestro Parur MS Anantharaman is no more.

                                                 

We are deeply distressed to receive news of the death of violin great M.S. Anantharaman, early morning on 19.2.2018 at Chennai.

Born on 26 August 1924 in Madras, Anantharaman was a son and disciple of Parur A. Sundaram Iyer, the eminent violinist and pioneering guru responsible for the spread of the violin beyond Carnatic music into Hindustani music as well. Anantharaman received training in playing the veena as well as the violin, and in Hindustani music. 

A long-time exponent, Anatharaman besides giving solo recitals and trio concerts with his two violin-playing sons, accompanied many renowned musicians in their performances in India and abroad. A teacher with a fine reputation, he served the Tamil Nadu Government Music College in Chennai as professor of violin from 1962 to 1983. Subsequently, he taught in Pittsburgh, U.S.A., for some time.

Anantharaman was honoured with the Kalaimamani award of the Tamil Nadu Eyal Isai Nataka Manram, the T.T.K memorial award of the Music Academy (1996) and the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1998). He was the Asthana Vidwan of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham.

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