Artistes' Panorama



Dr. M L Vasantakumari


Another brilliant musician of the 20th century, MLV, as she was known, was the disciple of G N Balasubramanyam. The youngest among the established musicians of that era, she soon went places with her rich imagination and fluid voice. Her handling of ragas in a leisurely, explorative and adventurous manner deserve special mention. She also contributed immensely to popularise the devarnamas of Purandara and other Dasas. She was a much sought-after playback singer for films. Her popular hits include Barokrishnayya (Ragamalika), Innu daya barade (Kalyanavasantam).


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