University for Music in Tamilnadu (Posted in November, 2012)

In Ammagaru's office on my birthday 09/11/12, handing over my ardent request for Music University in Tamilnadu.The assurance th...


Wednesday, May 25, 2011


My mother and Guru, Smt.Kamala Aswathama was one of the many celebrity awardee mothers who received an award on the occasion of the event, "Salute To Mothers" on Mother's Day this month. Event was organised by Sri Krishna Sweets and held in Narada Gana Sabha. A dynamic person who initially trained to become a pilot, but had to become a veena artiste due to my grandfather's insistence, she has trained many successful professional veena artistes. She continues to train veena aspirants.
The most memorable occasion of her life was when she performed along with her Guru, Smt. Kalpagam Swaminathan in Music Academy during music season in the year 1957. At 78, living independently, she knows only how to help others and never sought any assistance from anybody. An epitome of dynamism, she has performed unimaginable feats all through her life! MY MOM IS MY ICON!

Below are snaps from the awards function ( to enlarge click on photos):-


alchemister said...

Thanks for the nice posting.. I wanted to know more about your mother through this blog. Hope you continue to write more about her. Are there recordings of her available? Does she perform in AIR or Doordarshan?

Anonymous said...

Wow Amma!!!! I love this blog item!

Ammamma is really great!


Anonymous said...

Namasthe Madam,
Its very nice see this blog on your mother. Both you and your mother are icons we can emulate. Your article mentions that she still teaches. Does she provide lessons on skype? I would be very interested in learning.
Thank you again for the blog.

Classical Guy said...

Dear Gayathri Akka,

It is really nice to see this blog and know about your Mother.


రాజేష్ జి said...

ఇంతటి మంచి అమ్మ దొరకడం మీ అదృష్టం ఆయితే, అలానే సంగీత వీణాసరస్వతి అయిన మీకు జన్మనివ్వడం మీ అమ్మగారి పూర్వజన్మ సుకృతం.
నాకు చాలా నచ్చింది మీ ప్రేమాభిమానాలు, ఆప్యాయతలు.

ఆ దేవదేవుడు మీ అమ్మగారికి ఇలాగే ఆయురారోగ్యాలు ఏళ్లవేళలా ప్రసాదించాలని మనస్పూర్తిగా కోరుకుంటున్నా!

sandhya said...

madam you are very lucky

E.Gayathri said...

Thank you so much!!

Meena said...

She is indeed great! It was very nice to read about her.
Thanks for sharing!

E.Gayathri said...

Thank you!