Source: The Hindu; Author: B. Ramadevi; Photo Courtesy: S. Siva Saravanan

The three-day Purandara Dasar Aradhana organised by P.N. Raghavendra Rao Memorial Trust, Coimbatore, featured three vocal concerts – by Bombay Sisters C. Saroja and C. Lalitha, M.S. Sheela and T.M. Krishna. T.M. Krishna held the audience under thrall by letting his music rise higher than the musician. He began with the traditional ‘Ganesha Vandana’ in Sowrashtram, ‘Sharanu Sidhi Vinayaka’ and built it up with a shower of swaras in his typical style. The beautiful and touching Mukhari alapana and the endearing pada, ‘Paalisammaa Mudhu Shaaradhe,’ were enchanting.

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T.M. Krishna. Photo: S. Siva Saravanan