‘Voice of a generation’ – (Part 1)

Chapter 1 Rudrapatna - Karnataka’s green and music belt Ranjani Govind  Photos by Rudrapatnam S. Ramakanth This is the land of Cauvery, the river flowing in a copious stream, melodious in its rhythm, the waves gently sluicing on to the lush green shores, the...

Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer (Part 2)

From “Murali Vani”, Sri B V K Sastry Felicitation Volume In Palani and its surrounding areas, his voice and music became before long an attraction for the people, and he was repeatedly asked to give performances: his schooling in laya was possibly achieved in this...

Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer (Part 1)

From “Murali Vani”, Sri B V K Sastry Felicitation Volume Among the titles held by Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer, a notable one was that of ‘Sangitha Bhoopati’, conferred on him decades ago by an elite gathering of music lovers in the Tanjore district. Possibly, the...