Senior Carnatic music percussionist, E. M Subramaniam passed away on April 23 due to multiple organ failure. Since he did not have any members of his family around, one of his sishyas did the final rites. A large number of his students took part in his funeral. He lived in Mylapore, behind the Luz Sri Anjaneya Temple.
EMS, as he was fondly called was a longtime teacher at the Govt College of Music here besides being a top line artiste.