Source: The Hindu; Author: Venkatesan Srikanth; Photo Courtesy: S. Siva Saravanan

All India Radio, in its national programme “Ravivasriya Akhil Bhartiya Sangeet Sabha”, broadcasted a special programme featuring Tyagaraja compositions.  Seasoned vocalists C. Saroja and C. Lalitha, popularly known as the Bombay Sisters were a fitting choice for this special programme. Saroja and Lalitha began their vocal recital briskly with “Ninne bhajana” in raga Nata, suffixing some lively kalpana swaras towards the end. The sisters then went on to present the compositions on Lord Sapta Rishiswara and Goddess Pravriddhe Srimathi. With a brief alapana of raga Todi, the duo presented “Gati Nivani”.

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Bombay sisters C. Saroja and C. Lalitha. Photo: S. Siva Saravanan