‘Young Turk’ Sanjay Subramanyan turns 50 today on the Basant Panchami-eve. The Carnatic maestro typifies a fresh spring in music, while 2018 is the centenary of Mrinalini Sarabhai who revelled in many-hued dance.
Three years ago on this day, Hindustani classical lost a pioneering sarodiya, while December 20 is the birthday of a veteran Carnatic vocalist. A look at the lives of Zarin Sharma-Daruwala and Suguna Varadachari:
Early December was when, in 1984, south Indian classical lost its first Westerner vocalist of acclaim. Remembering Jon B. Higgins, along with renowned Maharajapuram Santhanam (who also died in a road accident) on his 90th anniversary.
Bhajan Sopori’s innovative spirit has further enhanced the vistas of Hindustani classical, more so the scope of santoor. A look at the Kashmiri instrumentalist, his legacy and successor on the master’s 70th birthday