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The daughter of Seetaraman and Abhayambal, Kalpagam Swaminathan was born at Setalapatti in Tanjore district. One of the senior-most and highly respected Vainikas today, she had her initial training under her mother and later under doyens such as Anantakrishna Iyer, T L Venkatarama Iyer, Budalur Krishnamurti Sastri and Musiri Subramanya Iyer. Need one say more? Today, she is considered one of the biggest authorities on Dikshitar kritis. She also has the distinction of having served as a Professor of Vina in the Government College of Carnatic music, Chennai and has produced many a good student.

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