Sugandha kalmegham is an artiste of repute in the Carnatic Music cicle. She is well known for upholding the traditions of this art form.
She had her initial training under Shri Kadayam Krishnamurthy and Shri Gopala Iyer at Delhi from the age of fourteen. After the initial training she won several first prizes in the various competitions held at Delhi. In 1972 she won the first prize in the All India Radio competitions held at National Level.
The Government of India awarded the prestigious scholarship for higher learning in Music. Under this Scholarship she had further training from Shri Madirimangalam Ramachandran, Chief producer of Carnatic Music, All India Radio.
She had further training from Sangeetha Kalanidhi Shri T.K Govinda Rao and Shri Trivandrum R. Venkataraman, a great Veena exponent. She is one of the few top graded artistes of All India Radio.
She has performed in all the major platforms in many cities in India besides all the reputed sabhas of Chennai. Music Academy, Chennai has chosen her as the best female vocalist of the year on three occasions.
She has performed under All India Radio Sangeet Sammelan in Podichery, Mysore, Mimbai, and Guwahati.
The well known critic Sri Subbudu has featured her in the special project for DoorDharshan on Pancharatna Keertanai of The Immortal saint Thygaraja. Dr Balamuralikrishna featured her in the Utsava Sampradya Krities recorded for the Archives.
She has performed in different centres in UK, France and USA.
With a totally sruti aligned voice her raga elaborations, neravel, and swaram singing have won her acclaim from connoisseurs and critics.
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