This was a packed event – held at the TAG Centre on TTK Road, Alwarpet. The Nadayogam Trust, promoted by Carnatic vocalist Aruna Sairam and her husband was launching its first big project – the publication of a pictorial story book of the late music maestro T Brinda.
Authored by Lakshmi Devnath of R A Puram, her 4th in the series the event drew the big audience because of the people behind it and for the artiste whose story was retold in words and illustrations.
Guests N Murali, Head of The Music Academy and scholar Dr Pappu Venugopala Rao spoke on Brinda and her music and legacy.
Later, Brinda’s senior sishya Alamelu Mani, mother of singer Hariharan presented a few songs she learnt from Brinda, as did Geetha Raja, vocalist and a Alwarpet resident.
Aruna Sairam was then persuaded to sing and she obliged with one song to wind up the show. The Sairams are also Alwarpet residents.