Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer

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#1 Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer

Post by venkatakailasam »

There are many links to this great veena wizard, but I could not find a separate thread...

On Karaikudi Tradition /Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer..

you can find variety of information on this great man..here..


I have a few Audio files rendered by him.....

karaikudi_sambasiva_iyer-Etuda-Nilachite recording from AIR...

http://jumbofiles.com/22z00o07wozx/kara ... 9.mp3.html

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Post by shankarank »

I received via WhatsApp a video from somebody connected with family of disciples ( for sake of privacy names withheld) of Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer. A old lady, 98 years old, was teaching couple of musicians. Inspiring.

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Post by RSR »

is an earlier thread on Karaikkudi Sambasiva Iyer.
Sambasiva Iyer was born in 1888 in Tirugokarnam, Pudukottai district as the second son to Veena Vidwan Subbiah Iyer. Sambasiva Iyer learnt Veena from his father along with his elder brother Subbarama Iyer. The duo belonged to the seventh generation to carry the family's high unbroken Veena tradition. The two brothers played together as "Karaikudi brothers" and enjoyed an unbroken career from their debut in their teens to the year 1934. Sambasiva Iyer was known for his tremendous hard work or "Asura Sadhaka". His mastery over the instrument was perfect and he constantly toiled to preserve the purity of knowledge he obtained from his ancestors.

Sambasiva Iyer did not have any issue himself. However, as he lived in patriarchal society, he found it necessary to pass on the family legacy through a male member of the family. In 1957, he adopted Karaikudi S. Subramanian, who was the son of Subbarama Iyer's 3rd daughter Lakshmi Ammal
He taught and lived at Kalakshetra, a noted arts institution in Chennai.[2]

He was awarded the first Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Veena in 1952, given by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama. Also in the same year, he was awarded the Sangita Kalanidhi Award, one of the highest awards in Carnatic music, given by Madras Music Academy.

He passed away in 1958.

Amongst his noted disciples are Kalaimamani and President's award winner (late) Ranganayaki Rajagopalan, Rajeshwari Padmanabhan, Jayalakshmi Sugumar and Karaikudi Subramhanian.
Nenaruncinaanu - Stalwarts - Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer
Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer Raga Vijayashri
Sarasiruha || Stalwarts || Karaikkudi Sambasiva Iyer

Vidwan Kairaikudi Sambasiva Iyer , Veena, RTP-Thodi
Raju Asokan upload


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Post by shankarank »

@RasikasModerator1 @RasikasModerator2 @RasikasModerator3 - Please merge the two threads!

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#5 Re: Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer

Post by 3stringguitar »

KSI's rendering of Thodi (on youtube) is my favorite recording of veena. I am spellbound every time I listen. Does anyone know who is playing the supporting veena on the recording?

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Post by Pasupathy »

Anjali to KSI in Kalki
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#7 Re: Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer

Post by shanks »

Here is another recording
I believe he is accompanied by Ranganayaki Rajagopalan.

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