What a song!! What a soulful performance by PS! Great choice, Anniyan!
And thank you for the fitting tribute to our Thiraikkavi Thilakam! A reading of his biography fills one with indignation at how he was let down by the very persons whom he trusted and how his achievements were sidelined. His works however, will forever keep reminding us of the genius that he was.
Anniyan, another worthy addition to your list of Maruthakasi's lullabies is 'kaNNE vaada kaniyE vaada' - iru manam kalandhaal thirumaNam- S.Dakshinamoorthi- R.Balasaraswathi. And wasn't 'ellOrum unnai' (Bhagyavathi) also by Balasaraswathi?
Vengayam, glad you finally found a SOTD to your liking, and happy that we all agree on this one :)
Btw, about Sundar, I'm sure you must be remembering him from our TFMpage days? He is a wonderful person with a great passion for the golden oldies. Here is an extract from 'The Hindu' about him:
There are some people who devote their time, energy and money to identify themselves with their pet passion or hobby. When it comes to their hobby their professional interest takes a back seat and they are ready to sacrifice everything to nurture their passion. K. Sundar or Ragapravaham Sundar as he is popularly known is a chartered accountant by profession and has founded a music troupe called Ragapravaham. He discusses his passion for vintage music with M. J. Prabu.
What is so unusual about someone starting a musical troupe, one may ask? Sundar's speciality is vintage Tamil/Hindi film classics. He has given more than 350 programmes and done a number of television shows.
He is one of the founder-members of the Vintage Heritage, an association for promotion and propagation of vintage film music and classics. The cultural organisation, started in 1992, has been organising monthly programmes for members such as screening old classics, arranging concerts of veteran film music composers and singers.
He has produced two cassettes one with Tamil film songs based on carnatic ragas and another with Hindi film songs based on Hindustani ragas. Ragapravaham celebrated its 150th programme recently.
Mr. Sundar is also the secretary of the Thamizh Fine Arts Centre (Thamizh nunnkalai maiyam) promoted for the cause of Tamil music.
Few other links that give an idea of Sundar and the work that he is quietly carrying on to propagate awareness of the richness of vintage tfm:
http://www.hinduonnet.com/2001/02/02/st ... 020708.htm