Notes of Affection


Disciple's Note

“He has opened my eyes and heart”, his disciple recalls.

Thank you, Vivek for this wonderful opportunity to get immersed in the resounding music of my Guru Semmangudi Mama and reminisce the most fortunate and valuable interaction I have had with him. Even now, while I sing or teach, his face comes alive in front of my eyes. His sharp ...

Disciple's Note

Rekindled Nostalgia with Radha Namboodiri

I consider myself extremely fortunate to have had the rare privilege of having direct tutelage under my most revered and beloved Guru, Dr. Semmangudi R. Srinivasa Iyer, hailed variously as the Sangita Pitamaha, the doyen and the legend of Carnatic music. When I joined that Sangeetha Vidwan course at the ...

Website's purpose

One true purpose of this website!

Hello there, everyone. I’m Vivekanandan Krishnamoorthy, the grandson of Sri Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, and I’m a tremendous fan of his music. I believe that his songs and the Semmangudi Pani should be widely distributed using the most up-to-date technology for ease of listening at any time the listener desires, ensuring ...

Disciple's Note

Ten years under maama’s loving tutelage!

(Palai C.K. Ramachandran learned music at a very young age from his first Guru, Shri Kumarakom Bhaskara Menon, who was a disciple of Shri Semmangudi Swami). In the words of Ramachandran…I first met my Guru, Sangeetha Kalanadhi Dr. Semmangudi Srinivasan Iyer, during my entrance test at Thiruvanthapuram Swathi Thirunal Sangeetha ...

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