Composers and Musicians
M L Vasanthakumari
M L Vasanthakumari, popularly refered to as MLV was the daughter of Smt.Lalithangi
and Sri.Kuthanur Ayyaswami Iyer,both musicians. Her mother, was a concert
performer. Having grown in this ambience, MLV used to give vocal support to
her mother as an youngster and so had the initial training from her mother
and later from G.N.Balasubramaniam, (GNB).
MLV was known for the melody and rhythm of her music. MLV's name became synonymous
with that of Purandaradasa. She popularised numerous compositions of Puranadaradasa
and also those of other Kannada Dasas that are being put to good use in the
contemporary concert forum. She was a popular play-back singer in many movies.