Late Sri M. S. Hariharabhagavather
Mr. M. H. Parameshwar approached couple of
months ago and asked me if I can get the following article about his father (Sri M.
S. Hariharabhagavathar) and his desire to start a music library in Bombay,
posted in the Internet. I readily agreed and I inturn asked
Mr. Ravi, who posted three articles for me before. Mr. Parameshwar
is also in possession of a lot of news paper articles published in the 1960s about
the Carnatic musicians and they will be published soon as well.
( Hi, I am Ganesan Nagasubramanian and if you have any suggestions or comments please call at 505/844-1684 (w) or fax - 505/844-6972 or email- firstname.lastname@example.org or you can contact Mr. Parameshwar himself at the address given at the end of the article. With great melancholy and sadness I record the demise of Mr. S. Krishnamoorthy who wrote about T. N. Rajarathanam Pillai, M. Viswanatha Iyer, and G. N. Balasubramanian, recently (September 30, 1997) at the age of 92 at his home in Madras. He promised me to write about "Tiger" Varadhachariar, Kanchipuram Nina Pillai and Palladam Sanjeeva Rao. These will remain only as a promise and never be completed. We have lost a treasure for ever. )
Late Sri M. S. Hariharabhagavathar
Sri M. S. Hariharabhagavathar was born in Mangalam
Village (Palghat village) in Kerala. His father Sri Subramania Bahagavathar
was a famous violinist who had accompanied great vidwans like
"Tiger" Varadachariar, Palghat Rama Bhagavathar, Musiri, Chembai etc.
It was this influence that he persuaded "Tiger" to take his son Sri
Hariharabhagavathar under his tutelage. Sri Hariharabhagavathar
did gurukulavasam and studied music under the great "Tiger" for
nearly ten years. Sri M. D. Ramanathan and Sri M. A.
Kalyanakrishna Bhagavathar were his close cousins. In short, the whole family was
music oriented. Sri Hariharabhagavathar's brother Sri
Narayanaswamy is a violinist of repute. Sri Hariharabhagavathar had a lot of
disciples in Trichur (Kerala) and Bombay. He
had given several concerts in Madras, Trichur and Bombay. Great
stalwarts like Sri Rajamanikam Pillai, Sri Chowdiah, Sri Govindaswamy
Naicker, Sri Palghat T. S. Mani Iyer, Sri Palani Subramania Pillai, Sri Palghat R. Raghu
et., had accompanied him on his concerts.Sri
Hariharabhagavathar is a man of clean habits. He dedicated his entire life for
music. He was 71 years old when he expired in January 1987. He spent a major
part of his life in Bombay. He has four sons and one daughter.
His son M. H. Parameshwar intends to start a private music library in memory of his father Sri M. S. Hariharabhagavathar. The library would be provided with vintage recordings of great vidwans. Music recordings of great masters for nearly 4000 hours have already been collected for the library by M. H. Parameshwar. The music library will be having music books and also concert and other recordings of all musicians. The intention of starting this library is to propogate Indian music. The library will hold
concert recordings of all masters in Carnatic and Hindustani styles in a chamber music form. Those who want to donate by way of old recordings to this library may forward the same to:
M. H. Parameshwar Tel. 9714275144
P. O. Box 27907 Fax 9714275144
Dubai U. A. E.
List of Types ofConcerts available with Mr. Parameshwar
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