Who’s who in Indian classical music MS Subbulakshmi

“She carries a veena in her throat!” Eminent veena vidwan Sambasiva Iyer was to exclaim in sheer wonder after listening to the 17-year-old debutant at the Music Academy. Roaring his approval with “bhesh’ and ‘shabash’,  Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar attributed her prodigious display to her good karma in an earlier birth.