The book release function of Dr Usha Prasad’s book “Rajapujita Ramyam – Stuti Gitams”, 101 Sanskrit compositions of Madurai G S Mani was held on August 26 at Arkay Convention Centre, Mylapore.
Many music personalities graced the function – Umayalapuram K.Sivaraman was the chief guest and Dr. Sriram Parasuram, Dr. R S Jayalakshmi, Dr. R Thiagarajan and music composer Vidya Sagar were the guests of honour. K V Prasad introduced the guests.
The evening began with a rendition by students of Dr Usha Prasad’s Voice Academy – of a few of G S Mani’s kritis in Sanskrit, Tamil and Telugu.
Dr Usha Prasad opened the official function with a short talk about her experiences with her guru, the making of the book, the contents in the book and thanked all those who helped her in this process.
Umayalpuram Sivaraman went down memory lane spanning more than 60 years of his association with G S Mani as a co artiste, friend and contemporary in music.
Contact Dr Usha Prasad (9444990666) or Prabha (9840714729) for procuring a copy of the book. Book is priced at Rs.500
- Report by Prabha Ramachandran