Galaxy of Composers
TRINITY AND CONTEMPORARIES
KAVI KUNJARA BHARATI (1810-1896)
background: Born in a family of Tamil and Sanskrit scholars
like Subramanya Bharati (father) and Koteeswara Bharati (grandfather),
Kavi Kunjara Bharati displayed his scholarly instincts even in his teens
when he wrote poetry. He also had an enriching friendship with Madhura
Kavi Bharati. Several kings like the Raja of Sivaganga and Ramnad
invited him to be the Asthana Vidwan of their respective courts.
Region: Perungarai, Ramanathapuram district, Tamilnadu
Contribution: His contribution include Skanda purana keertanas, Azhagar Kuravanji and Perinba Keertanas and were popularised by his nephew Atmanatha Bhagavatar and grandson Kunjaram Iyer. Kavi Kunjara Bharati also groomed his other grandson Koteeswara Iyer who later became a composer of repute himself.
Language used: Tamil
Popular compositions: Elloriayum polave (Suddhasaveri), Ennadi penne unakku (Begada), Sannidhi kandu (Mohanam) etc.
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