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M. L. Vasanthakumari
M.L.Vasanthakumari (1928-1990), popularly referred to as MLV was a vidushi of outstanding merit. She was great in all aspects of Carnatic music and was endowed with a melodious voice. She had the initial training from her mother and later from G.N.Balasubramaniam. She would handle ragams like Kalyani, Todi, Bhairavi, Kharaharapriya, Latangi, Harikambodi, Kambodi, Keeravani, Purvikalyani, Shanmukhapriya, Shankarabharanam, Madhyamavati and Shuddasaveri effortlessly and render them with full raga bhavam. She was a popular playback singer in many movies. She was honored with a Doctorate degree, a Padma Bhushan from the Government of India and a title of Sangita Kalanidhi from the Madras Music Academy, among others.