Parur S. Sitalakshmi, My Aunt

Parur S. SitalakshmiParur S. Sitalakshmi was married to Kalakkad Ramanarayana Iyer. She was the first of the eight children of Bhageerathi Ammal and Parur Sundaram Iyer, the renowned violinist. She was born in 1920. The other children were daughters Muthulakshmi (1921), Maragatham, Rajalakshmi, and the two sons M.S. Anantharaman (the fourth child) and M.S. Gopalakrishnan (the eighth child).

Of the four daughters, two were married into families with a musical background. Sitalakshmi was married to Kalakkad Ramanarayana Iyer and Muthulakshmi was married to Manakkal Sivaraja Iyer. Sitalakshmi was the first woman violinist to have played in an orchestra, that presented South Indian music… read more