Today is the birth anniversary of this great musicianShe was born on 16th September, 1916 in the temple-city of Madurai. Since her childhood, she enthralled people with her beautiful sonorous voice and correct rendition. During her youth she acted in some Tamil films. Her first film was Sevasadanam, but she became popular due to her acting in Meera.
But today people know her as a great musician. Even before reaching an age of 18, she became a cult-figure in her state. Many top political leaders of the bygone era like Mohandas Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Chakravarty Rajagopalachary used to like her music. She received Padma Bhushan, Padma Bibhushan and ultimately the Bharat Ratna in 1998.
This great lady left this world in 2004.
On her 101st birthday, let us pay our homage to this great musician, Bharat Ratna M.S. Subbulakshmi. Incidentally she was the first musician to be conferred Bharat Ratna and Dr. Raman Magsaysay award.
(P.S.: On 15th September, India celebrated the birthday of another Bharat Ratna from Tamil Nadu, Dr. M. Visveswaraya as Engineer's Day. The very next day is the birthday of another genius from the state, who was also conferred Bharat Ratna.)