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|PATNAM SUBRAMANYA IYER (1845 - 1902)|
Background: He was the
disciple of Manambuchavadi Venkatasubbayyar, who in turn, was the disciple of
Region: He belonged to Tanjavur district, Tamilnadu.
Contribution: His compositions, which total around 100, include a variety of musical forms such as the kritis, tana varnams, pada sarnams, javalis and tillanas. Many of them are extremely popular.
Theme: Mostly devotional, while some Javalis also had erotic lyrics.
Languages used: Most of his compositions are in Telugu, but he has composed in Tamil and Sanskrit also.
Signature: He used the mudra Venkatesa or slight variations of the same, depending on the context.
Popular Compositions: Varnams like Evaribodhana (Abhogi), kritis such as Raghuvamsa (Kadanakutoohalam), Marivere (Shanmukhapriya), and Javalis like Samayamide (Behag) etc.
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