Artistes' Panorama



Madurai S Somasundaram

One of the most popular musicians in recent times, Madurai Somu, as he was affectionately known, had his early training under Sesha Bhagavatar, Abhirama Sastri and Sundaresa Bhattar. Later, he went to the great master, Chittoor Subramanyam Pillai. He gave his first public performance in 1934 at Tiruchendur. His music was highly appealing because of its rich emotional content and very soon, Somu became a household name in Tamilnadu. He popularised plenty of Tamil songs. The Annamalai University conferred upon him an honorary doctorate during its golden jubilee celebrations.


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