M. S. Subbulakshmi
M. S. Subbulakshmi

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Name: M. S. Subbulakshmi
Occupation: Singers
Gender: Female
Birth Day: September 16, 1916
Death Date: 11 December 2004(2004-12-11) (aged 88)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Age: Aged 88
Birth Place: Madurai, India
Zodiac Sign: Libra

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M. S. Subbulakshmi

M. S. Subbulakshmi was born on September 16, 1916 in Madurai, India (88 years old). M. S. Subbulakshmi is a Singers, zodiac sign: Libra. Find out M. S. Subbulakshminet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Does M. S. Subbulakshmi Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, M. S. Subbulakshmi died on 11 December 2004(2004-12-11) (aged 88)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Biography Timeline


Subbulakshmi (Kunjamma to her family) was born on 16 September 1916 in Madurai, Madras Presidency, India to veena player Shanmukavadiver Ammal and Subramania Iyer. Her grandmother Akkammal was a violinist.


Subbulakshmi gave her first performance at the prestigious Madras Music Academy in 1929, when she was 13 years old . The performance consisted of singing bhajans (Hindu hymns). The academy was known for its discriminating selection process, and they broke tradition by inviting a young girl as a key performer. Her performance was described as spellbinding and earned her many admirers and the moniker of musical genius from critics. Soon after her debut performances, Subbulakshmi became one of the leading Carnatic vocalists.


In 1936 Subbulakshmi moved to Madras (now Chennai). She also made her film debut in Sevasadan in 1938. Her debut to the world of cinema was again opposite F. G. Natesa Iyer.


M.S. also acted in a few Tamil films in her youth. Her first movie, Sevasadanam, was released on 2 May 1938. F.G. Natesa Iyer was the lead actor, opposite Subbulakshmi, in this film, directed by K. Subramanyam. It was a critical and commercial success. Ananda Vikatan favourably reviewed the film on 8 May 1938:


MS Subbulakshmi also played the male role of Narada in Savitri (1941) to raise money for launching Kalki, her husband's nationalist Tamil weekly. Her title role of the Rajasthani saint-poetess Meera in the eponymous 1945 film gave her national prominence. This movie was re-made in Hindi in 1947.


A commemorative postage stamp on her was issued on 18-December-2005. United Nations decided to issue stamp to mark birth centenary M.S. Subbulakshmi, She was bestowed with enormous prize moneys with these awards, most of which she donated to charity. She has given more than 200 charity concerts and raised well over Rs. 10,000,000. She was awarded honorary degrees from several Universities. She was an ardent devotee of Kanchi Mahaswamigal and she rendered his composition Maithreem Bhajatha (O World! Cultivate peace) in her concert at the UN in 1966. She made a 20-minute recording of Venkatesa Suprabhatam for HMV, the royalty from which goes to the Veda Patasala run by the Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam. She donated many of the royalties on several best sold records to many charity organisations.


were significant landmarks in her career. In 1969 she was accompanied by Indian Railways Advisor SN Venkata Rao to Rameswaram, where she sang several songs in front of each idol in the Rameswaram temple.


After the death of her husband Kalki Sadasivam in 1997, she stopped all her public performances.


She was honoured as a resident artist [Asthana Vidhwan] of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams. Tirupati Urban Development Authority (TUDA) has installed a bronze statue of M.S. Subbulakshmi at the Poornakumbham circle in the temple town. It was unveiled by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy on 28 May 2006.

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🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, M. S. Subbulakshmi is 106 years, 0 months and 19 days old. M. S. Subbulakshmi will celebrate 107th birthday on a Saturday 16th of September 2023. Below we countdown to M. S. Subbulakshmi upcoming birthday.


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100th birthday - Friday, September 16, 2016

MS Subbulakshmi

Happy 100th birthday Amma. This is just a number for us. You will live as long as the sun and the moon stays in the skies.

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97th birthday - Monday, September 16, 2013

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The google doodle shows the singer holding a tanpura with her trademark red and black bindi.

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95th birthday - Friday, September 16, 2011

M.S.Subbulakshmi 95th Birthday Celebrations

This article is about the 95th Birthday of Smt. M.S.Subbulakshmi which is going to be celebrated in Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Mini Hall, Mylapore by Vasantha Memorial trust.

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