Chittoor Subramaniam Pillai

Chittoor Subramaniam Pillai

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Chittoor Subramanyam (22 June 1898–1975) was an Indian carnatic musician.

Early life

Chittoor Subramanyam (Telugu: చిత్తూర్ సుబ్రహ్మణ్యం) was born to Shri Perayya and Smt Mogilamma, on 22 June 1898 in a village near Punganur town in Palamaner Taluk, Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh.

Shri Chittoor Subramanyam had his first lessons in carnatic music from his own father Perayya and mother Mogilamma and later became disciple of the legend Shri Kanjeevaram Nayana Pillai of Kancheepuram. Under Nayana Pillai's tutelage, Subramanyam learnt and honed his musical genius by doing Gurukula seva to his Guru (teacher/master) for more than two decades.

Right from the tender age of 5 years, Subramnayam started performing Harikathas (musical rendition of a mythology) and music performances. After his training under Shir Nayana Pillai, Chittoor Subramanyam, started his major performances from his 20th year.

From humble beginnings he went on to become one of the legendary carnatic singers in South India, in an era which was devoid of any electronic media. He was an A High artiste of All India Radio.

Personal life

Chittoor Subramanyam settled in Madras (now Chennai) and was giving innumerable...
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