Ilaiyaraaja Talks About MS Subbalakshmi's Daughters Singing Suprabatham

Legendary singer MS Subbalakshmi is synonymous with Suprabadtham, which released in 1963.

By Anoop Sai Bandi, December 30, 2021 15:41 IST

Legendary singer MS Subbalkshmi's rendition of Suprabatham, a prayer to wake up Lord Venkateshwara, was recorded in 1963. Now, after several decades, a popular YouTube channel has given a spin to the song. MS Subbalakshmi's great-granddaughter S Aishwarya and S Saundarya sang the Suprabatham in the music of Mandolin Rajesh. In a statement, Ilaiyaraaja said, 'The granddaughters of M S amma, who had reached the pinnacle of the music world, have sung 'Venkatesa Suprabatham', a song sung by her. Rajesh has scored music and added beauty to it. When M S amma used to sing, her fans, who were spread all across the world, rated her high and praised her just to hear her voice. I see the attempt by her granddaughters to sing and take this to those from this generation as a noble attempt to take music to future generations. What is the use of music if you don't give it to future generations and take it with you? I congratulate and wish the Descendents of MS amma who are doing the job of taking music to future generations wonderfully well and pray to God that they rise to greater heights.'
Devi Sri Prasad said, 'There can be no one who does not know the wonderful, 'Sri Venketasa Suprabatham' sung by M S amma. I am extremely happy that my friend and brother Rajesh have rearranged such a legendary Suprabatham. Both S Aishwarya and S Saundarya have sung beautifully. As Isaignani Ilaiyaraja said, I believe this new version will be one of the ways to take Suprabhatham to the coming generations. I am happy to be a part of this beautiful event. I pray that this album, which has been released with the blessings of Raja sir, goes on to become a big success. Likewise, the blessings of our guru, Mandolin Srinivasan, will always be there upon us.'

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