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MANAMBUCHAVADI VENKATASUBBAYYAR (19th century)
Musical Background: He was the cousin and a direct disciple of Tyagaraja.
Region: Manambuchavadi (Maharnombuchavadi), Tanjavur district, Tamilnadu.
Contribution: An accomplished singer, he was also a teacher of repute and had the special distinction of having trained the Pancharatnas, the five gems, namely Maha Vaidyanatha Iyer, Patnam Subramanya Iyer, Sarabha Sastri, Tyagaraja, the grandson of the great composer Tyagaraja and Fiddle Venkoba Rao. Each of these disciples eventually became a name to reckon with in their own times.
Theme: Mainly devotional.
Language used: Telugu
Popular Compositions: Jalajaksha (Hamsadhwani Varnam)
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