The life of Swathi Thirunal was an offering in music to God. A rare renaissance personality, Swathi Thirunal was a king among musicians and musician among kings. His musical compositions and his life were a mutual translation of his devotion to LordPadmanabha, the presiding deity of the Travancore Royal House....
Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma
was a progressive ruler who lived ahead of his times and was committed to the welfare of the people. Being an able administrator his far sighted reforms were responsible for introducing modern medicine, English education and a humane judicial system in Kerala....


Composers and Musicians

M L Vasanthakumari

M L Vasanthakumari, popularly refered to as MLV was the daughter of Smt.Lalithangi and Sri.Kuthanur Ayyaswami Iyer,both musicians. Her mother, was a concert performer. Having grown in this ambience, MLV used to give vocal support to her mother as an youngster and so had the initial training from her mother and later from G.N.Balasubramaniam, (GNB).
MLV was known for the melody and rhythm of her music. MLV's name became synonymous with that of Purandaradasa. She popularised numerous compositions of Puranadaradasa and also those of other Kannada Dasas that are being put to good use in the contemporary concert forum. She was a popular play-back singer in many movies.

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