MS Subbulakshmi

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Birthday
16, 1916
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Dec 11, 2004 (88)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
16, 1916
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Dec 11, 2004 (88)

About

Beloved singer of Carnatic music who received the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award, widely considered the Asian equivalent of the Nobel Prize. She was also a respected actress who won acclaim for roles like Saint Narada in 1941's Savithiri.

Before Fame

She received Carnatic music training from Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer and began performing at age eleven in 1927.

Trivia

She became the first musician ever to receive the highest award given to a civilian by the Indian government, the Bharat Ratna.

Family Life

Her mother and grandmother were both musicians.

Associated With

She and classical singer Lata Mangeshkar are both recipients of the Bharat Ratna.