Senior violinist Meera Sivaramakrishnan to launch sabha, named after her mother, a well-known violinist and music teacher

Senior Carnatic music artiste Meera Sivaramakrishnan is launching a ‘sabha’ in memory of her mother, late Radha Narayanan.
The inauguration of ‘Bahudari’ is on June 1 at Raga Sudha hall in Luz at 5.45 pm; the formal event will be followed by a flute recital by vidushi Mala Chandrasekhar.
Meera, who is a All India Radio ‘A’ Top grade artiste and retired from AIR recently, says her sabha intends to provide opportunities to artistes who accompany the main artistes. “Many of them get sidelined and so I intend to ensure the best get more concerts,” she said.
Radha Narayanan was the disciple of vidwan Trivandrum Harihara Iyer and the violin legend vidwan  Dwaram Venkataswami Naidu. ( seen in photo below)
She  was a leading vidushi of her time, having accompanied veteran vidwans and vidushis at concerts.
A lesser-known fact about her is that she was a highly respected music teacher. She had 20+ students at one point.
Meera says her mother was known for her simple approach to teaching music and composing mathematical combinations of kalpana swaras, called kanakus, was a standout feature.
Said Meera, ” I have named my sabha Bahudari since ‘bahudari’  was the favourite raga of  mother.”