Charismatic, Class apart
S Mahati, a child prodigy has trained under the traditionalist OS Thyagarajan, said to be the descendent of Thyagaraja; the Telugu pride Dr Balamuralikrishna and legendary musician TN Seshagopalan. The charismatic singer in addition to receiving rave reviews for her classical concerts has had 700 films songs to her credit.
Mahati’s mellifluous vocal recital at Sarada Cultural Trust event and Chandrabhanu's Kutchery in Sri Ramalayam at Nallakunta stand as decorative offerings to Vaggeyakar Thyagaraja
S Mahati, a child prodigy has trained under the traditionalist OS Thyagarajan, said to be the descendent of Thyagaraja; the Telugu pride Dr Balamuralikrishna and legendary musician TN Seshagopalan. The charismatic singer in addition to receiving rave reviews for her classical concerts has had 700 films songs to her credit. As a toddler she used to identify Carnatic ragas easily. Obviously awards have been many.
Her concert at Keys High School, Secunderabad started with Vasantha Raga Varnam “Ninney Kori Unnanuraa” that she dealt with good swarakalpna. She sang Mahaganapathim (Nata) and “Endaro Mahanubhavulu” (Sri) dwelling upon all the charanams in detail and with devotional fervour, that is she is increasingly coming to be known for.
She took Pratahimadhyamakala krithi in Bhavapriya Ragam “Sri Kantha Nee Yeda” of Thayagaraja and “Sobhillu Saptaswara” (Jaganmohini) with a profuse ragalapana and with a matching swarakalpana. She displayed her mastery over swarakalpana and ragalapana in full glory during the main item “Oh Ranga Sayi” (Kambhoji). She took RTP in the raga Rasikapriya which she dealt in all its beauty.
Instrumenal musicians, BV Ganesh Prasad (Violin), Pathri Satish Kumar (Mridangam) and PV Ramanamurthy (Ghatam) have done their best in enhancing Mahati’s rendition in all respects. At the Ramalayam of Nallakunta, during the event of Rama Gana Sabha, T Chandrabhanu, and disciple of Late Neti Sreerama Sarma put forth a devotional presentation. A musician of repute, she is working as Lecturer in Music at Durga Bai Desh College.
She started the concert with Nata and Vasantha raga krithis in all its devotional fervour. Her main item was in Reethigoula, a Thyagaraja krithi “Nannu Vidachi Kadalaku” with detailed ragalapana and astute swarakalpana. She concluded with “Rama Bhakthi Samrajyam” (Sudha Bangala of Thyagaraja. With good tonal quality and emotive rendition she cast a devotional spell on the audience.
Preceding both the concerts were young musicians who did justice to the opportunity of performing for the connoisseurs of the city. TV Vijayalakshmi, a disciple of Late Poruri Lakshmi Narasimha Rao started her recital with a Vasantha Raga Varnam. In her short concert she dealt with “Rama Nanu Brovaraaa” (Harikambhoji), “SivaSiva YanaRadaa” (Panthuvarali), and “Vandanamu Raghu Nandana” (Sahana) and gave an impressive vocal recital.
Sripada Yamini Subbulakshmi, a disciple of Ayyagari Syamasundaram and Jayalashmi is a graded artist of AIR. She started her recital with Nata raga krithi “Saraseeruhaasanaa Priye”. Then she moved on to “Yochana Kamalalochana (Darbaru), “Maa Janaki Chetta pattaga” (Kambhoji) and a famous Revathi Raga Krithi “Bho Sambho Siva Sambho”.