Book Description

She was the musician with a golden voice and a golden heart. “Ï would rather hear Subbulakshmi speak the bhajan than anyone else sing it.”
That was Mahatma Gandhi expressing his desire to hear his favourite bhajan through the voice of Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi or M.S. as she was popularly known. Cutting across boundaries, her voice captured the hearts of millions. As the years unfolded, MS acquired a stature far beyond that of a much-loved musician. The adoring public invested with her, an aura of divinity, a reverence earned not just by her soul-stirring music. A prayerful attitude marked MS’ approach to life. Submission to God also took the form of service to mankind. In recognition of this came the Ramon Magsaysay award in 1974. The citation read—“Equivalent to over one million US dollars, her contributions have benefitted foundations for the poor, hospitals, orphanages, schools…”

“MS Subbulakshmi – The Queen of Song” is the world’s first graphic biography of one of India’s greatest artistes. This book is a Collector’s edition, with authentic photographs, an autographed poster and graphic depictions that portray with remarkable accuracy the feel of the times. The script has been thoroughly researched and this tight 24 page edition is complete in all respects, as has been endorsed whole-heartedly by Smt Radha Viswanathan, daughter and disciple of Bharat Ratna Smt MS Subbulakshmi”.

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” One must commend the author for her lucid and smooth-flowing narrative and also for bringing out in an encapsulated form almost all major events in Amma’s life.”

Smt Radha Viswanathan
( daughter and disciple of Smt M.S. Subbulakshmi )