My friend and colleague, Anuradha remembers December 11 for another reason.The same day last year, the airwaves became suddenly bereft of divinity, as Madurai Shanmugavadivu Subbulakshmi, inarguably the most famous exponent of Carnatic music of the 20th century breathed her last. "Varundhum uyirkku isai marundhaagum" says a recent Tamil song. (Music is the medicine for troubled souls.) Anu concurs...
I loved her voice; however troubled I was, her "Bhaja Govindam" or "Kaatrinile Varum Geetham" was sufficient to calm me... "Kurai onrum illai" she sang. No regrets in life? I try.