M.S. Subbulakshmi was born on September 16, 102 years ago. Phenomenal music, absolute humility, an epitome of Indian Culture, she made India proud. Anywhere in the world, there won’t be a South Indian, or perhaps an Indian who does not know her name or not listened to her music. In many South Indian homes, the morning sun comes up with Sri Venkateswara Suprabhatam in MS voice.
Born in a Tamil family of Musicians, Subbulakshmi’s training in Carnatic Music began at a very early age under her mother Shanmukavadiver Ammal, a well-known veena player, and she later learned nuances of Carnatic Music from the legendary vocalist Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer. She was also trained in Hindustani classical from Pandit Narayanrao Vyas.