Obit: Jenbagalakshmi, known for sampradaya namasankeertanams

Long-time resident of Mylapore, Jenbagalakshmi, wife of late Kumbkonam S. S. Mani Bhagavathar, passed away on November 24.  She was 96.

Popular for her sampradaya namasankeertanams, she, along with her husband, had travelled all over India to propagate the art form.

Born to Jayarama Dass and Janaki Ammal, she hailed from a traditional bhagavathar family. Her mother was known as bhajanai paatti in Thirupanandal.

Jenbagalakshmi is survived by son Muthurama Bhagavathar (9940161480) and daughters Janaki Jayaraman, Rukmani Sivakumar (9962303217) and Radha Venkateswaran. Rukmani and Radha are musicians.

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