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M.S. Subbulakshmi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi poses with family members of Bharat Ratna, M.S. Subbulakshmi in New Delhi.

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Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, centre, Minister of State (I/C) for Culture Mahesh Sharma, left, pose with family members of Dr. M.S. Subbulakshmi at the release of a commemorative coin on Dr. M.S. Subbulakshmi during inauguration of an exhibition “Kurai Onrum Illai” at IGNCA in New Delhi.

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Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister of State (I/C) for Culture Mahesh Sharma (R) and Member Secretary, IGNCA Sachidanand Joshi release a commemorative coin on Dr. M.S. Subbulakshmi during inauguration of an exhibition “Kurai Onrum Illai” at IGNCA in New Delhi.

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Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, right, Minister of State (I/C) for Culture Mahesh Sharma, second right, with family members of Dr. M.S. Subbulakshmi during inauguration of an exhibition titled “Kurai Onrum Illai” at IGNCA in New Delhi.

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Just kidding Balasaraswati (left) and M.S. Subbulakshmi in a naughty 1937 studio pic

Sunday 12 DecemberThe doyen of Carnatic music Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi, died in a Chennai hopital of broncho pnemonia and cardiac irregularities at the age of 88. A recipient of the Magasaysay award in 1974, Subbulakshmi had also acted in several films in the late 1930's. 'MS', as she was popularly known, was the first woman to be awarded the 'Sangita Kalanidhi' by the Music Academy and was invited to render a concert before the UN General Assembly in 1966. She was conferred India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1996.