TN Seshagopalan @ R.K.Swamy Auditorium, Chennai

Venue: R.K.Swamy Auditorium, Near Rasika Ranjani Sabha, Mylapore, Chennai

Date: 16 Nov 2006

Organizer: Oothukkadu Venkatakavi Academy Trust (Oothukkadu Venkatakavi Jayanthi Concerts – 2006)

Vocal: Sri Madurai T.N. Seshagopalan (TNS)

Vocal Support: Sri T.N.S. Krishna

Violin: Sri V.L. Kumar

Mridangam: Sri Trichur Narendran

List of songs:

1) azhum torum azhaikkum annai (viruttam) – shankarAbharaNam

shollinilE varum sukhamE – shankarAbharaNam – Adi – UthukkADu venkata subbaiyer

2) krishnA krishnA (viruttam) – mOhanam

swAgatam krishnA – mOhanam – Adi – UthukkADu venkata subbaiyer

3 ) adaram maduram (viruttam) – aTANA

madura madura – aTANA – Adi – UthukkADu venkata subbaiyer (A)

4 ) padmAvatI ramaNam – misra chApu – pUrvikalyANi – UthukkADu venkata subbaiyer (S)

5) krishnAya vAsudEvAya (viruttam) – sahAnA

vAsudEvAya namO namastE – sahAnA – Adi – UthukkADu venkata subbaiyer

6) asaindADum – simhEndramadyamam – Adi – UthukkADu venkata subbaiyer

7 ) sonnAl ozhiya – kannaDa – Adi – UthukkADu venkata subbaiyer

8 ) naTavara taruNi saha – kannaDagOwLa – Adi – UthukkADu venkata subbaiyer (O)

9) ponninboLi (viruttam) – hamsanAdam

kalyANa rAmA – hamsanAdam – Adi – UthukkADu venkata subbaiyer

10) konjum mazhalai – kAmbOji – Adi – UthukkADu venkata subbaiyer (ANST)

11) ethanai kEttAlum – bhairavi – tisra tripuTa – UthukkADu venkata subbaiyer

12) vandu kEtpArillayO – rAgamAlikA – Adi – UthukkADu venkata subbaiyer

13) muddu krishnA – chenchuruTTi – Adi – UthukkADu venkata subbaiyer

14) nAdru dIm tadana (thillAnA) – sindhubhairavi – Adi – UthukkADu venkata subbaiyer (A)

15) vijayagOpAlatE – suruTTi – Adi – nArAyaNa tIrtar

(Key: O=raga outline, A=raga alapana, N=neraval, S=kalpana swaram, T=taniavartanam)

It feels like heaven – two awesome concerts of TNS in two days. Awesome. Simply awesome !!!!!! Just what hardcore TNS fans like me would ask for !!

The concert started with a beautiful viruttam in shankarabharaNam. padmAvati ramaNam brought back memories of TNS singing the same song in his youth. I have a very old audio cassette back home which has the song beautifully rendered by TNS. sahAnA viruttam that followed it was simply awesome. kalyANa rAmA, one of my favorite songs, was also rendered very beautifully. A classic kAmbOji raga alapana followed that. Sri V.L. Kumar on the violin played a short, crisp and beautiful kambOji alapana in response. I think this performance is one of Sri Kumar’s best I have heard in recent times. One of the many good things that Sri Kumar did in this song was to play a small kanakku in the kalpana swarams in response to a plain piece sung by TNS. That set off TNS into kanakku mood for some time resulting in mathematically brilliant, yet melodious kalpana swarams for some time. These of course were somewhat troublesome for Sri Kumar to follow beyond a certain point but he played his replies well. Sri Trichur Narendran played non-intrusively for the songs and his style seemed to match that of Sri Palghat Raghu at many places. He played a short taniavartanam that had just the chatusra naDai.

There was an exclusive Oothukkadu Venkatakavi compositions concert presented by TNS just a few days back at the Narada Gana Sabha which was also good. The concert yesterday overshadowed that may be because yesterday’s venue was a much smaller hall with good acoustics and may be also because of the choice of songs.

The good news for TNS fans is that he seems to be in great form. I think we can certainly look forward to some great concerts in the season.

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15 thoughts on “TN Seshagopalan @ R.K.Swamy Auditorium, Chennai

  1. Muhammad Huzaifa says:

    Dr. Mustafa Kalhoro, Taagrraai is the best writer of English, Urdu & Sindhi so i want to share some days of his life as under:-
    A boy later on famous with the name of Dr. Mustafa Hussain Kalhoro, Taagrraai, who was born in the house of Ustad Muhammad Mithal Khan Kalhoro an education Inspector of Khyrpur state, sindh Pakistan son of wadero Sultan Ali Khan Kalhoro son of wadero Nabi Aando Khan Kalhoro son of Wadero Allahdad Khan Kalhoro son of Wadero Abdul Ghaffoor Khan Kalhoro of Tagro Ripri, taluka Gambat, District Khairpur, on 1st of May 1974 at Tagro. He completed his primary education from Government Primary School, Ripri in 1982 and matriculated from Government High School Ripri in 1987. Passed Inermediate from Govt. Science College, Gambat in 1989. Passed B.Sc from Govt. Superior Science College, Khairpur in 1992. Passed M.A (Economics) and LL.B from Shah Latif University Khairpur, Sindh. Passed LL.M/ M.Phil from University of Karachi and also successfully qualified Ph.D (Sociology/Criminology) from University of Karachi, Karachi in 2008 with the topic of “THE SOCIO ECONIMIC PROBLEMS OF TRAINEE POLICE PERSONNE OF SINDH”. He has 03 brothers namely 1. Akhtar Husain Kalhoro (Nazim UC Ripri) 2. Niaz Husain Abbasi (District Manager HBFC Sakhar) 3. Manzoor Husain Abbasi (Administrator Thatta) He was married on 11.11.1994, he has seven siblings namely 1. Sultan Muhammad Salahuddin Mustafa 2.Bibi Safia Mustafa 3. Bibi Hafsa Mustafa alias Aazadi 4. Muhammad Huzaifa Mustafa 5. Muhammad Umar Mustafa alias Muhammad Hamza Mustafa 6. Bibi Maimoona Mustafa (later on left this world) 7. Bibi Kulsoom Mustafa. He has written and got published 08 Books by Ripri Adabi Academy Sindh on the various topics their names are 1. Ma`aloomat e Mustafa 2. Sada Hayat 3. Rat ji Rehann 4. Khairpur ja Khan Kalhora (Wadero Sultan Ali Khan Kalhoro) 5. Ustad Muhammad Mithal Khan Kalhoro 6. Kalaam (Mian Faiz Muhammad Abbasi) 7. Hajj jo Safar (a journey to perform Hajj in 1955-1998) 8. Tareekh Ripri (History of Ripri) and many are un published book. He is one of the famous short story writers. One of his popular short story is “La waris” and so many other short stories are famous. He has written many research Articles like 1. Business of Silver Key in Pakistan 2. Kalhorrki 3. Dewar e Sindh Ranikot 4. Socio-economic problems of Police cause of Crime. and much more others. He is also a drama writer, his famous drama was “Allah jo Mannhoon” and many others. He has affiliation with many social and welfare organizations and associations like 1. Ripri Adabi Academy Sindh. 2. Pakistan Sociological Association 3. International Police Association 4. Shah Sachal Sami Art and welfare association, Malir 5. Pakistan Arts Council, Karachi 6. Fire protection association. He is also honorary Chief Editor of “Awaz e Kalhora” newspaper and had remain honorary Editor of “Abbasi News” publishing in three languages and Sub Editor of weekly Shamsheer and Azadi. His favorite games are Cricket, Badminton, Table Tennis, Border to Border. He can ride Horse, Bicycle and Motorcycle and can drive Car, Jeep and Tractor too. He started riding Motorcycle since 1980 and Bicycle since 1982 and Four wheelers since 1983 about. He had been a Shaheen Scout since 1982 and attended 10th Jambhori Scouting in 1985 in Lahore.

  2. Muhammad Hanzila says:

    Dr. Mustafa Kalhoro, Taagrraai is the best writer of English, Urdu & Sindhi so i want to share some days of his life as under:-
    A boy later on famous with the name of Dr. Mustafa Hussain Kalhoro, Taagrraai, who was born in the house of Ustad Muhammad Mithal Khan Kalhoro an education Inspector of Khyrpur state, sindh Pakistan son of wadero Sultan Ali Khan Kalhoro son of wadero Nabi Aando Khan Kalhoro son of Wadero Allahdad Khan Kalhoro son of Wadero Abdul Ghaffoor Khan Kalhoro of Tagro Ripri, taluka Gambat, District Khairpur, on 1st of May 1974 at Tagro. He completed his primary education from Government Primary School, Ripri in 1982 and matriculated from Government High School Ripri in 1987. Passed Inermediate from Govt. Science College, Gambat in 1989. Passed B.Sc from Govt. Superior Science College, Khairpur in 1992. Passed M.A (Economics) and LL.B from Shah Latif University Khairpur, Sindh. Passed LL.M/ M.Phil from University of Karachi and also successfully qualified Ph.D (Sociology/Criminology) from University of Karachi, Karachi in 2008 with the topic of “THE SOCIO ECONIMIC PROBLEMS OF TRAINEE POLICE PERSONNE OF SINDH”. He has 03 brothers namely 1. Akhtar Husain Kalhoro (Nazim Ripri) 2. Niaz Husain Abbasi (District Manager HBFC Sakhar) 3. Manzoor Husain Abbasi (Administrator Thatta) He solemnized 1st marriage on 11.11.1994 & 2nd on 05.02.2013 i-e on Kashmir day in Pakistan, he blessed with eight siblings namely 1. Sultan Muhammad Salahuddin Mustafa 2.Bibi Safia Mustafa 3. Bibi Hafsa Mustafa alias Aazadi 4. Muhammad Huzaifa Mustafa 5. Muhammad Umar Mustafa alias Muhammad Hamza Mustafa 6. Bibi Maimoona Mustafa (later on left this world at the age of 04 months) 7. Bibi Kulsoom Khadijah & 8. Muhammad Hanzila Mustafa. He has written and got published 08 Books by Ripri Adabi Academy Sindh on the various topics their names are 1. Ma`aloomat e Mustafa 2. Sada Hayat 3. Rat ji Rehann 4. Khairpur ja Khan Kalhora (Wadero Sultan Ali Khan Kalhoro) 5. Ustad Muhammad Mithal Khan Kalhoro 6. Kalaam (Mian Faiz Muhammad Abbasi) 7. Hajj jo Safar (a journey to perform Hajj in 1955-1998) 8. Tareekh Ripri (History of Ripri) and many are un published book. He is one of the famous short story writers. One of his popular short story is “La waris” and so many other short stories are famous. He has written many research Articles like 1. Business of Silver Key in Pakistan 2. Kalhorrki 3. Dewar e Sindh Ranikot 4. Socio-economic problems of Police cause of Crime. and much more others. He is also a drama writer, his famous drama was “Allah jo Mannhoon” and many others. He has affiliation with many social and welfare organizations and associations like 1. Ripri Adabi Academy Sindh. 2. Pakistan Sociological Association 3. International Police Association 4. Shah Sachal Sami Art and welfare association, Malir 5. Pakistan Arts Council, Karachi 6. Fire protection association. He is also honorary Chief Editor of “Awaz e Kalhora” newspaper and had remain honorary Editor of “Abbasi News” publishing in three languages and Sub Editor of weekly Shamsheer and Azadi. His favorite games are Cricket, Badminton, Table Tennis, Border to Border. He can ride Horse, Bicycle and Motorcycle and can drive Car, Jeep and Tractor too. He started riding Motorcycle since 1980 and Bicycle since 1982 and Four wheelers since 1983 about. He had been a Shaheen Scout since 1982 and attended 10th Jambhori Scouting in 1985 in Lahore

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