Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi (1916-2004) has been a queen of Indian classical music in the South Indian Classical style in the modern times. From Gandhi to the most common of the people have admired her voice, conditioned perfectly to render some of the great Indian works of devotional literature. Her "Suprabhatam" is like staple music in temples all over south India.
Private collection of Mohan D. Nadkarni/
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