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Venkataraghavan, creative & melodious musician
Viswanath -
Well, it is a truly brilliantly written article. One gets transported to Giri Nagar when one reads about the chance encounter the author had with the artiste Shri Venkataraghavan. It is a no mean achievement to have been a "gurukula" type of shishya to the great genius M.Balamuralikrishna, and, I am sure, Venkataraghavan has profited hugely by his association with the great man! The article truly captures the spirit of Carnatic music, which, inspite of all the cynicisms expressed about its growth, is a fantastically growing and popular classical form of our traditional music. I hope we can look forward to more such encouraging articles on such unsung heroes of Carnatic music.

Ramya Praveen -
This is really a great job indeed! I believe he is one of the brightest stars in the world of Indian Carnatic classical music. More of such articles need to be brought to light.

Roopa Murali -
This article about Vidwan Venkataraghavan gives an insight into a talented Carnatic musician. It is surprising to know that such a talented musician is not in the limelight all these years. We look forward to hear more about him and his mesmerising music in this website. We sincerely thank the author for publishing such a good article. Hope the artiste will get recognition at the national and international level soon.
The Month of Margazhi and Tiruppavai Tradition
Prabhu. S -
Vidya, Nice one. Enjoyed reading your piece.

C. Iyer -
Vidya, I enjoy listening to your Tiruppavai songs. Good article also. Thanks for making these available to us.
Carnatic concert goes to cinema halls as "Margazhi Raagam" hits silver screen
Varma -
Thank you for the interesting writeup on the Margazhi film. It is regrettable that you didn't mention Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna's name among musicians who have associated with films. He has sung in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films and has acted at least in a Malayalam film (Speaking the dialogue himself), in a Telugu film (Ditto) and in a Bengali film. He has won the best playback singer award for his rendition of Maharaja Swathi Thirunal's Hindusthani Bhajan "Jamuna Kinare" in a film and he has done the music direction for the first Sanskrit film ever made. As you can see, his association with films has been much more comprehensive and multi layered than that of many of the names you have listed. Just thought I would bring this to your attention.

The omission of Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna's name was inadvertant. Sorry. The article has since been rectified.

Kriby -
Watched the trailer at youtube and it looks promising. I guess innovation is neccessary in the field of carnatic music too. Awesome!