Obit: Alamelu

Music teacher Alamelu passed away on January 31 at the age of 90. She resided at Mylapore for two decades with her son N.Venugopalan and daughter-in-law B. Kalyani, retired music teacher.

A veteran vocal and veena teacher, Alamelu’s disciples came from all corners.
She started  Sri Kamakshi Sangeeta Kalaasaalai in Mannargudi during the 1960s.

She was awarded a financial grant by the Sangeetha  Nataka Academy,  Tamil Nadu for many years for the development of Carnatic music through her music school.

She was a regular harmonium accompanist to veteran Bhagavathars on Sampradhaya bhajans.

Her family said she had created  a  multiple  raga  musical  framework  for many  slokas/ ashtakams and  is  remembered for  its  designs.

She is survived by three sons. Her family can be contacted at 43/20, South Mada Street, Mylapore. Ph.24958440.

One Comment on “Obit: Alamelu”

  1. she is affectionately called as VEENAI MAMI by everybody.Sheis the sister of Thiruvarur Balasubramaniam (vocalist and violinist) and Thiruvarur Santhanam(sankeerthana kalanidhi)

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