MYSORE: Guruvandana to Parur Parampare - Jan. 13, 2019

Violinist H.K.Narasimha Murthy, is organising a tribute to his guru Parur Sundaram Iyer and also to the illustrious sons M.S. Gopalakrishnan and M.S. Anantharaman on Jan. 13, 2019 along with his disciples.

Venue: Sri Nadabrahma Sangeetha Sabha, Opp. Tulsidas Hospital, Jhansi Laskshmibai Road, Mysore - 570 004.
Phone: K.S.N.Prasad, Hon.Secretary : 9448282501

Parur, a small town near Aluva and the headquarters of a taluk with the same name, was the hometown of veteran violinist MS Gopalakrishnan’s father Parur Sundaram Iyer, who himself was an outstanding violinist. Incidentally, it is Parur Sundaram Iyer who introduced the violin to Hindustani music in 1909, while learning under the legendary Hindustani musician Pandit D.V. Paluskar, then Principal of Gandharva Maha Vidyalaya, Mumbai.

Sundaram Iyer served as a member of the faculty there and returned to Chennai in 1922. He created a new style of violin recital by combining the features of Carnatic and Hindustani styles. This unique style came to be known as ‘Parur bani’ and M.S. Gopalakrishnan became the chief proponent of the style. Apart from Dr. Narmada and Suresh, daughter and son of MSG, M.S. Anantharaman, brother of MSG and his two sons M.A. Sundareshan and M.A. Krishnaswamy, are the other torchbearers of the Parur bani now. Members of the next generation of these violinists are also following the tradition of the Parur bani.

H.K.Narasimha Murthy, one of the staunch disciples has organised this event as a Guruvandana wherein 60 of his disciples spanning 5 generations are participating in the whole-day event which will culminate in a Violin ensemble by H.K.NarasimhaMurthy, H.N.Bhaskar, H.M.Smitha, Sindhu Suchetan & Prithvi Bhaskar.