Wednesday 25 May 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):-