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Thursday, September 22, 2005

கண் பார்வையற்றவரின் சாகசம் ---எம்.சந்திரசேகரன்

சென்னை Music Academy இந்த ண்டு சங்கீத கலாநிதியை அறிவித்துள்ளனர். அவர் தான் எம்.சந்திரசேகரன். இவர் ஒரு வயலின் வித்வான்.தொடர்ந்து 50 ண்டுகளாக கர்னாடக சங்கீத கச்சேரிகளில் வாசித்து வருகிறார். இவர் இரண்டு வயதில் மஞ்சகாமாலை நோயால் கண் பார்வை இழந்தாலும் , தன் தாயின் உதவியுடன் பிரேயில்(Braille) மூலம் தமிழ் , ங்கிலம் , சமஸ்கிருதம், தேலுங்கு கற்றுக்கொண்டார். சங்கீதம் பாடவும் , வயலின் வாசிக்கவும் கற்றுக்கொண்டார். 2005 ண்டு சங்கீத கலாநிதியாக இவரைத் Music Academy கவுரவித்தது.

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  • English writeup which is few years old.
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    ``Matru Devo Bhava'' this is the refrain of M. Chandrasekaran, violin vidwan, who completes 50 years as a performing artiste today. His first performance was on the same date in 1949. Chandrasekaran's reverence to his mother is next only to the devotion he has to the Almighty. He acknowledges his deep indebtedness to his mother whom he considers responsible for what he is today. He lost his sight before he was even two following an attack of jaundice; since then it was his mother Charubala Mohan who guided him in every aspect - teaching him to play the violin, sing and learn Braille, in which he can read and write Tamil, English, Sanskrit and Telugu.

    Besides his mother, Chandrasekaran learnt vocal music to improve his repertoire from Mannargudi Sambasiva Bhagavatar, Kumbakonam S. Viswanathan, Vidyala Narasimha Naidu and T. Jayammal, who taught him padams and a few other well-wishers. He started playing violin as an accompanist even when he was 11 years old and later accompanied stalwarts like G. N. Balasubramaniam, Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer, Musiri Subramania Iyer, T. R. Mahalingam (flute), Madurai Mani Iyer, Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar, Madurai Somasundaram T. K. Rangachari, Ramnad Krishnan and living legends Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer and Balamuralikrishna. In 1950, at the age of 13, he won the first prize in a violin competition conducted by the Music Academy, Madras.

    Chandrasekaran has taught many youngsters and continues to do so. He has about 30 accomplished students, some of them leading artistes in their own right, such as his own daughter Bharathi, Kanyakumari, S. D. Sridhar and Madurai Balasubramaniam.

    When Chandrasekaran is an accompanist, he openly appreciates the main artiste's performance. He absorbs everything that is sung and when he plays gives the essence in perhaps a quarter of the time, according to senior mridangam vidwan Umayalpuram Sivaraman, who has played with Chandrasekaran for about 40 years now. Sivaraman adds that this violin maestro knows the value of sahitya, its rakti and bhava and can bring all nuances and beauty in his violin and make the rasika visualise the raga devata dancing in front of him. He is an expert in the laya aspects too. He has an inner eye, as it were, through which he can see any intricacy in tala and play accordingly. Being a good vocalist - he presents vocal concerts too once in a while - he sometimes sings along during his violin solo concerts, making it easy for the listener to appreciate. Agreeing with these points senior violin vidwan M. S. Anantharaman, who has known Chandrasekaran since he was seven years old, adds that he had come up in life through dedication, concentration and hard work and deserves all the praise and honour.

    Chandrasekaran feels that playing accompaniment helps to improve the violinist's knowledge as he/she is exposed to the talent and skill of different artistes. His favourite musician has been G. N. Balasubramaniam, particularly his style of singing ragas. Chandrasekaran confesses that he cannot avoid using some `sangatis' of GNB when he plays or sings. Similarly, he was very fond of the style of playing tanam by veena vidwan Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer and had longed to play like him. He also used to like the raga alapana in the nadaswaram technique and enjoyed listening to T. N. Rajaratnam Pillai and Karukurichi Arunachalam. He recalls with pride how TNR performed for his wedding and asked Chandrasekaran also to play and how he was so pleased with his essay of raga Kadanakutuhalam and blessed him affectionately.

    A couple of other occasions remembered fondly by him are his playing along with Dwaram Venkataswami Naidu and accompanying M. D. Ramanathan at the residence of late President Dr. S. Radhakrishnan. Chandrasekaran is an admirer of Ramanathan for the depth in his music.

    Chandrasekaran founded last year on September 12, the Charubala Mohan Trust. He wishes to organise concerts for good artistes who are not able to get adequate opportunities. Every year the Trust would confer titles on talented artistes. ``Veena Nadamani'' and ``Sangeetha Visarada'' were conferred on Ravindran and A. S. Panchapakesan last year, and this year on the occasion of his golden jubilee ``Violin Nadamani'' would be conferred on Kandadevi Alagiriswami.

    Chandrasekaran is a recipient of several honours - Sangeet Natak Akademi award (1986), Mysore Chowdiah National award (1989), Astana Vidwan of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam (1993), Kalaimamani from the Government of Tamil Nadu, Sangeetha Choodamani and so many more. He was a visiting faculty at the Palghat Music College.

    Chandrasekaran has also composed varnams and kritis in different languages. His music has enthralled rasikas in the U.S., England, Canada, Malaysia and Singapore.

    The golden jubilee of Chandrasekaran's service to the performing art is being celebrated by his children and devotees today.

    By Blogger Nadopasana, at September 22, 2005 9:09 AM  

  • எனக்குப் பிடித்த வித்துவான்.அவர் ஆற்றல் வியப்புக்கும் போற்றுதலுக்குமுரியது.
    மேலும் விருதுகள் பெற வேண்டும்.
    நலமுடன் இசைப்பணி புரியவேண்டும்.

    By Blogger யோகன் பாரிஸ்(Johan-Paris), at September 23, 2007 6:19 AM  

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