Photo Quiz 26
The photograph is that of Sangita Kalanidhi
Shri. K. V. Narayanaswamy in his younger days! Several respondents
identified him correctly. Congratulations! The next quiz will be up soon.
Answer to Photo Quiz 25
The rock carving shownin this photograph is a
representation of the sULAdi sapta tALas, the 35 basic rhythms that
constitue the backbone of the laya system in Carnatic Music.
Several respondents sent in
Photo Quiz 24
The flute maestro is TIRUPPAMBURAM SRI. N. SWAMINATHA
as a few respondents correctly identified. The
next quiz will be up soon.
Photo Quiz 23
The lady in the picture alongside Musiri
and Rajaji is indeed the legendary Sangita Kalanidhi Smt. T. Brinda,
as most of you rightly identified.
Answer to Photo Quiz 22
The young man seated second from left is
indeed V. V. Sadagopan,
as most of you rightly identified. Thanks for participating. The next
quiz will be up soon.
Answer to Photo Quiz 21
The musical genius in this picture is none other than T. R. Mahalingam
Thanks for the great response, folks. Most of you got it right. The
next quiz will be up soon.
Photo Quiz 20
The two ladies flanking MS Subbulakshmi
(third from left) are Radha & Jayalakshmi, noted vocalists from the GNB
Others in the picture: DKP (Extreme left), S. Janaki (Large bindi, third
from right), L. R. Easwari (Second from right), Vani Jairam (Extreme
Another simple quiz, judging by the large number of respondents, 99% of
whom got it right.
Photo Quiz 19
As expected, this quiz was indeed a simple
one: the man standing next to MS is Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. Out of 75
respondents, there were only two wrong answers! Well done, folks!
Answer to Photo Quiz 18
This quiz seems to have been a sitter! The
flautist is indeed Sangita Kalanidhi T. Viswanathan,
illustrious scion of the Dhanammal family, as 99% of the respondents
identified correctly. The next quiz will be up soon.
Photo Quiz 17
The flute vidwan in the centre of
this picture taken at the Tyagaraja Aradhana in Tiruvaiyaru is SRI.
PALLADAM SANJEEVA RAO. This quiz generated a record number of
responses. Almost 50% of the respondents identified the artiste correctly
while the other half thought it was Sri. N. Ramani. Thanks for responding,
Photo Quiz 16
The musician is none other than Musiri
Subramania Iyer, dressed as Sant Tukaram in the eponymous film.
Thanks to the tons of folks who responded, most of whom got it right!
Answer to Photo Quiz 15
The picture is from the Inauguration of the
Music Academy's Annual Conference in 1947, the year of India's
independence from British rule. The clue in the picture is the garlanded
Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer (third from left, wearing a Gandhi cap),
that year's Sangita Kalanidhi awardee! At the age of 39, he
was and still remains the youngest musician to be conferred the Academy's
highest honour. To Semmangudi's right is his guru, Maharajapuram
Viswanatha Iyer, the previous year's awardee.
Answers to Photo Quiz 14
This Sangita Kalanidhi is the renowned
Harikatha artiste and vocalist Embar Sri. Vijayaraghavachariar. He was
bestowed the Sangita Kalanidhi title in 1982. Congratulations to the
large number of respondents who answered correctly and our thanks to all for
the overwhelming response!
Answers to Photo Quiz 13
The percussionists above
(from L to R): Alangudi Sri. Ramachandran, Tiruvilvamalai T. S. Vilvadri Iyer,
Pudukkottai Swaminatha Pillai
This was a tough quiz, judging by the responses that we received. However,
one respondent Sri. Ramesh (Ramasubramanian) hit the jackpot, identifying ALL
three persons correctly while T. K. Srinivasan got two out of three right.
Congratulations to Ramesh... your prize will be in the mail soon!
Answers to Photo Quiz 12
The vocalist on the
left is Sangita Kalanidhi Alathur Sri. SRINIVASA IYER. The nadaswaram
vidwan at right is Karukurichi Sri. P. Arunachalam.
We had several responses to the quiz, but the success rate was
pretty limited. No one identified Sri. Arunachalam correctly and many guessed
the vocalist as one of the Alathur Brothers, but got the name wrong as
Sivasubramania Iyer. S. Venkateswaran, B. Jagannathan & V. Ananthanarayanan
were the only respondents who identified him correctly as Srinivasa Iyer.
Thanks for responding, folks. Our next quiz will be up soon!
Answers to Photo Quiz 11
The Nadaswaram vidwans
in this picture are the Tiruvizhimizhalai Brothers (Subramania Pillai &
Congratulations to Chandramouli (New Jersey, USA) & V. Muthuraman
who got it right!
Answers to Photo Quiz 10
The vocalist (right) is
Sri. Chittoor Subramanya Pillai. The violinists (left) are Sri. V.
Sethuramaiah and Mysore Sri. T. Chowdiah.
Congratulations to all the correct respondents. Look out for our next
Answers to Photo Quiz 9
The mridangist is Sri.
Guruvayur Dorai and the vocal support is provided by Musiri's prime disciple
Sangita Kalanidhi Sri. T. K. Govinda Rao. The violinist is Sri.
Tiruvalangadu Sundaresa Iyer.
Congratulations to the large number of respondents who sent in all-correct
answers. The next quiz will be up soon.
Answers to Photo Quiz 8
The mridangam vidwan is none
other than Sangita Kalanidhi Sri. T. K. Moorthy and the vocalist
is Sangita Kalanidhi Sri. Maharajapuram V. Santhanam
Congratulations to all those who got it right. We had several responses
and almost all of you identified both personalities correctly. The next quiz
will be up soon.
Answers to Photo Quiz 7
Clockwise from top left: M.
P. N. Sethuraman & M. P. N. Ponnuswamy (Nadaswara Vidwans), Sangita
Kalanidhi Papa K. S. Venkatramaiah (Violinist), Mayavaram Govindaraja
Pillai (Violinist), Madurai Shanmughavadivu (Vainika & mother of M. S.
Thanks for your responses, folks! There were no all-correct entries, but
many of you got at least three correct answers. Mayavaram Govindaraja Pillai
was the one that foxed many of you!
Answers to Photo Quiz 6
The violinist is
Kumbhakonam Rajamanikkam Pillai and the lady vocalist is none other than K. B.
Six respondents identified both the personalities correctly while a lot of
respondents got at least one right. Well done folks... the next quiz will be
up in a few days.
Answer to Photo Quiz 5
The person in the middle is
(On the left is Rukmini Devi Arundale and on the right is Musiri
Subramania Iyer. Photo Courtesy: The Musiri Family)
A quiz for which we had almost
100% all-correct answers! Well done! Only two respondents got it wrong...
better luck next time.
Answers to Photo Quiz 4
The person at the extreme
right is noted vocalist Sathur A. G. Subramanyam. The location is the
Tungabhadra River in Shimoga Dist., Karnataka. (Photo Courtesy: The Sathur
Another quiz that generated a
flood of responses! Several of you got it right. Well done, folks... your
enthusiasm is infectious!
Answers to Photo Quiz 3
Yes, the scholar-musician featured in
last week's quiz is indeed Sangita Kalanidhi Dr. S. Ramanathan,
photographed without his trademark beard!
The changed appearance seems
to have foxed a lot of people... We had answers ranging from P. Sambamurthy to
V. V. Srivatsa & S. R. Janakiraman and even DKJ! However, three respondents
got it right: Chandramouli, New Jersey (in his second attempt!),
Ramakrishnan (Chennai) and M. Raghavender. Congratulations!
Answers to Photo Quiz 2
They are the SOOLAMANGALAM SISTERS (Jayalakshmi &
We had a flood of responses to this quiz and
several respondents got it right. Among the wrong guesses, many thought
the duo was Brinda-Mukta or Radha-Jayalakshmi. Thanks for participating,
folks! Look out for our next quiz which will be put up soon.
Answers to Photo Quiz 1
The three legends in this picture: Musiri
Subramania Iyer, Ustad Bismillah Khan & Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer
(Photo Courtesy: The Musiri Family)
We appreciate the overwhelming response for
Photo Quiz 1. Five persons sent in all-correct responses: Chandramouli
(New Jersey, USA), Ramakrishnan (Chennai), Rohan Krishnamurthy
(Michigan, USA), Arunkumar Sridharan (Pennsylvania, USA) and
Malathi P. (Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh). As the
first all-correct respondent, Sri. Chandramouli will receive a
special prize from Carnatica.