Kamal Haasan Faces Flak For His Unsavoury Comment On Thyagaraja Swami, The Most Hallowed of Carnatic Composers

Makkal Needhi Maiyam (MNM) founder and actor turned politician Kamal Haasan has courted yet one more controversy along with his feedback on Thyagaraja Swami, essentially the most hallowed of Carnatic composers from the 19th Century.

Thyagaraja Swami together with Muthuswamy Dikshitar (1775-1835) and Syama Sastry (1762-1827) are broadly thought to be the holy trinity of Carnatic composers. All of Carnatic music is classed as pre-Trinity and post-Trinity.

Throughout a current dwell interplay with one other Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi on four Might through Instagram, Kamal Haasan made a comment that Thyagaraja was “begging in praise of Lord Rama” inviting the criticism of many distinguished members of the Carnatic music group.

Palghat Ramprasad, a well known vocalist, has initiated an online petition condemning Kamal Haasan’s feedback and looking for an apology from him for his comment.

“Each Carnatic musician, no matter how they exhibit their affiliation to the surface world, deep inside themselves know that they owe each little bit of their primary livelihood {and professional} success, to Sri Thyagaraja’s contribution to Carnatic music,” the petition drafted by Ramprasad learn.

The petition added “The precise reference to Thygarajar and Lord Rama, additionally suggests the negatively pointed goal on a particular faith/caste, which is certainly an insult to the followers of this religion.”

Saying that what the Unchvrithi Thyagaraja did was owing to his bhakti, “and never agendas outdoors of that”, the Ramprasad wrote, “Whereas nobody can tarnish the picture of a holy soul resembling Thyagaraja, least of all by individuals who conveniently and selectively oppose sure faith-based ideologies, the comment on him is extraordinarily hurtful to a whole part of the society, which maybe, it’s possible you’ll care least about.” he additional wrote.

“We artists from the Carnatic music fraternity strongly object to the pointed reference of a holy saint whom all of us revere, and demand an apology on your malignant and despicable remarks in opposition to him carried out deliberately or in any other case.” the petition concluded.

Near 20,000 folks have signed this petition, and this consists of some in style names within the Carnatic music subject.

Famous Carnatic musician Gayathri Venkataraghavan, who signed the petition, stated “Completely properly stated and I absolutely and utterly stand by ever phrase written on this petition. Unchvriti is a type of worship in itself bringing collectively the Lord’s devotees in a really distinctive manner .. and people who welcomed Thyagaraja Swami (throughout his Unchviriti), who has performed greater than a crore Rama namas knew that they have been welcoming one of many best Devotees. Such derogatory feedback needs to be condemned.”

One other well-known Carnatic Music artiste Mahathi condemned Kamal Hassan’s assertion. “I am an ardent fan of Shri Kamal Hassan’s artistic works, but his recent comment definitely irks. It is so important that an artist of his stature ensures that he chooses the right work” she posted on Fb.

It’s broadly believed that Thyagaraja Swami composed 24,000 Carnatic musical items although we at the moment are left with about 800 items with the remainder being irrecoverably misplaced. It’s seemingly that a great deal of the compositions of Tyagaraja was misplaced by not being correctly recorded and even these recorded, being not correctly preserved.

Additionally Learn:

Tyagaraja’s Music Continues To Guide The Devoted On The Path Of Bhakti

Who Owns Thyagaraja?

Tyagaraja: Saint, Seer And Composer


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