The best of Lalgudi bani

By Renuka Suryanarayan

The concert of GJR Krishnan and Vijayalakshmi combined lineage and individuality

The siblings continue to uphold the legacy of their grandfather Gopala Iyer and father Lalgudi Jayaraman. In recognition of this effort, The Music Academy and the Indira Sivasailam Foundation presented Lalgudi GJR Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi with the Indira Sivasailam Endowment Medal recently.

Playing together for three decades is no mean task. Mallika Srinivasan, chairman, Indira Sivasailam Foundation, and CEO, TAFE, who presented the award said that it was a tribute to the artistes for passionately nurturing the beauty of this music and protecting it for posterity.

While Krishnan spoke about how the Foundation practises the very values it chooses to honour, Vijaylakshmi thanked her brother for constantly raising the bar.

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