Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi, a popular Carnatic vocalist, was the first Indian musician who was honored with the Bharat Ratna and the Ramon Magsaysay award. She was interested towards the Carnatic music from her childhood. After her first performance at Madras Music Academy in 1929, she became the leading Carnatic vocalist of her time.
M. S. Subbulakshmi Facts:
Full Name: Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi
Also known as: M.S.
Born: on 16th of September in 1916, at Madurai, Madras Presidency, India
Died: on 11th of December in 2004 at age of 88 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Genres: Indian classical music
Occupation: Classical Vocalist
Years active: from 1930 to 2004
Spouse: Kalki Sadasivam
Children: Radha Viswanathan
Albums: Old Gems, Mela-Raga-malika-chakra, Paddhatti – M S Subbulakshmi – Live In Concert 1956, Sri Venkatesa Suprabhatham, Immortal Legends – Volume 5: of 5
Father: Shanmukavadiver Ammal (veena player)
Mother: Subramania Iyer
Grandmother: Akkammal (violinist)
Film debut: Sevasadan (1938)