News & Notes

Remembering MDR

This year too, ‘MDR Day’ was organised by Krishnamurthi under the banner of Kedaram, at Tripunithura in Kerala. Chief guest, Palghat T.R. Rajamani, spoke about the Brahma layam innate in M.D. Ramanathan’s music. A ‘Rasikas Forum’ on MDR’s music was moderated by musicians P. Subramaniam and Sreevalsan J. Menon.

The first copy of Varadadaasyam—a book containing 20 compositions of M.D. Ramanathan —notated by Tripunithura-based musician Santhala Raju, was presented to veteran vidwan P.R. Kumara Kerala Varma. The evening concert featured the Mysore Brothers (violin) with K.V. Prasad (mridangam).