MS Subbulakshmi (1916-2004) became a national icon in the film Mira (1947), long before being awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour (1998). She donated her earnings to charity, seeing music as a humanizing force for world peace.
Her haunting shlokas and heartwrenching bhajans are heard in temples from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, bringing solace and peace to millions.
But we also remember that MS excelled in the highest traditions of Carnatic music. Her feeling for poetry fostered perfect diction, ripe classicism honed craft skills, bhaki inspired bhava.
Mukti explores the liberating power of MS in depicting the majesty of Carnatic music.
“N. Vijay Siva's tribute concert was a sublime journey, enhanced by Gowri Ramnarayan's narration”
The Hindu, August 2016