Source: The Hindu; Author: Ranee Kumar; Photo Courtesy: K. Ananthan

Attired in conventional veshti and angavastramsans shirts or kurtas, the bhagavatars — Kalyanaram and veteran Sethalapathi Balasubramaniam (support singer) were flanked on either side by the harmonium player Shankar Raman, percussionists Babu Rajasekharan (mridangam) and A. Subramanian (dholki). The multilingual ‘Krishna Vaibhavam’, began with the Thodaimangalam in Nata ragam, a Ramadas kirtana followed by Annamacharya’s Sharanu, Sharanu Surendra Sannutha… and a Vijayagopala’s kirtana in quick succession. The credentials and profundity of the performance was authenticated by the time the first three keertanas were rendered. We knew that we were in for a recital that would be par excellence.

Read more on this article.

Udayalur Kalyanaraman Photo: K.Ananthan