Here is the link to Vande Mataram sung by Smt MS and Shri Dilip Kumar Roy.

MS’ Immortal Melodies can be heard at this site created by Shri Mukundan who has uploaded some of her earliest and very rare 78 RPM discs from Evari Maate to Vande Maataram.

MS at Gandhiji’s prayer meeting

In the beginning of this speech(1947), Gandhiji talks about MS

Source :

MS singing Ragupathi Raghava in a concert

Here is a link to an article about Hari Tum Haro and how it was a gift from Smt M S Subbulakshmi to Mahatma Gandhi.

Her Hymn

‘Through that night-long recording session, Vaidyanathan set Hari Tum Haro to music, for Subbulakshmi to learn and record immediately. The spool tape left for New Delhi the following morning, on 2 October, in the care of Sadasivam’s nephew, aboard a Dakota flight. Thus, on the evening of his birthday, Gandhi was able to listen to his beloved bhajan. Subbulakshmi would learn what he had to say about the music only later, from Maniben Patel’s diary. “Her voice is exceedingly sweet,” Patel had quoted Gandhi as saying. “To sing a bhajan is one thing; to sing it by losing oneself in god is quite different.”’

MS and Gowri Ramnarayan

Sep 16, 2010 was the 94th birth anniversary of Smt MS. Encosed below is a link to a tribute by Shri V Ramnarayan, the Editor of Sruti magazine.

Queen of Song

“Like everyone who has come into contact with MS, I was struck by her simplicity. Her essential goodness is foremost in the memories of most who knew her—as much as the sublimity of her music.”

Sep 16, 2010 was the 94th birth anniversary of Smt. M S Subbulakshmi.

The Hindu and Saregama India (formerly HMV) established ‘The Hindu Saregama M.S. Subbulakshmi Award’ in her honor.

“The award, in the name of the legendary musician, will be presented annually to a promising Carnatic vocalist.

A jury comprising eminent musicians and art critics will select the recipient based on the artist’s performances during the year, particularly those during the ‘Marghazhi music season’.”

Entire news article can be found at this link :

The Hindu and Saregama to institute M S Subbulakshmi Award

This award aligns well with what Smt. MS outlined in her acceptance speech when receiving the Sangita Kalanidhi award. That her request is that young musicians should be encouraged; that a peer of experts must select the most promising musicians and give them opportunities to perform. That this is very important for Carnatic music to flourish.

Related Links :

  • You can listen to MSS Sangeetha Kalanidhi Acceptance Speech at Her Music page on the MSS Tribute website.
  • Recording of a Legend – Article by Smt. Gowri Ramnarayan in the Hindu where “two former executives recall doyenne M.S. Subbulakshmi’s long and fruitful association with HMV.”