www.artindia.net is privileged to present this page on SUDHA RAGHUNATHAN as part of its series on outstanding artists of India.
Sudha has a golden touch in her voice which enthralls her listeners from all over the globe. There is tantalizing mystery behind that cherubic smile. Her deep relish for tradition and mystical old-world charm is supremely addictive.
Her foundation in the world of music was laid at a very young age and it was her mother Smt. Choodamani who groomed her, before the onus to nurture her music fell upon Vidwan Sri. B.V. Lakshman.
Enter Padmavibushan Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr. M.L. Vasanthakumari, hailed by many as a musical genius, a doyen of Carnatic music. In 1977, Sudha won a Central Government scholarship that gave her the opportunity to come under the wings of this master of a great parampara. From this point on; there was no turning back. Sudha had the golden opportunity to provide vocal support to MLV for about a decade.
Of MLV, (as she was affectionately called by all) Sudha often said Music was only one of the few things she taught me. She taught me how to live life to its fullest. Sudha, with a touch of nostalgia, vividly recalls how while singing an Ashtapathi in ragamalika, there would come a sangathi in Yaman Kalyani at a higher octave. Spontaneously, MLV would stop and allow Sudha to take over. She was such a generous person on stage .in some sense it also reflected how she was in life as well. From 1990, Sudhas rise was phenomenal, and following her Gurus demise, she has been considered as MLVs vaarisu.
Samudhaaya Foundation was founded by Sudha as part of her efforts towards the betterment of the society.
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