Source: The Hindu; Author: S. Varadarajan; Photo Courtesy: The Hindu

His brilliance, precision and memory were of high quality. He could repeat anything that the vocalist sang. He played ragams in their style. This is the biggest challenge for any violinist. He excelled and also succeeded in this to an extraordinary level. Rasikas would cherish his fantastic replies to pallavi, kalpanaswaram, niraval, thanam and ragam. Old timers would remember how he replied to ragamalika swarams. This gives us ample proof of his memory and precision.

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Lalgudi accompanying D.K. Pattammal. Photo: Courtesy: Kala Niketan Balu