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‘As Pitch perfect in life as in Music’, by Chitravina N. Ravikiran

The Hindu, 26th December 2011.
In this Article, Chitravina N.Ravikiran beautifully explains the sruthi shuddham that was the hallmark of Madurai Mani Iyer’s music. He compares Mani Iyer to Don Bradman by describing his music as Bradmanseque, and sheds light on his impeccable qualities as a human being….

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‘He charmed the Young and old alike’, by Lakshmi Devnath

The Hindu, 25th October 2002.
This article encapsulates the reason for Mani Iyer’s tremendous popularity among Rasikas from all walks of life. Ms. Lakshmi Devnath says that his music, apart from capturing the public’s imagination was also appreciated by his peers and connoisseurs. She further says that Mani Iyer was a humble man and gives us a glimpse of his other interests……

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‘With Madurai Mani Iyer on a rainy evening’, by Charukesi

The Hindu, 25th November 2010.
This was a report on the event conducted to mark Mani Iyer’s 98th Birth anniversary. Rasikas Gathered in large numbers in spite of rain to attend the event and share their memories on the maestro. It also contains an interesting story on how the song ‘Kandan Puriyum Vadivel’, Popularized by Mani Iyer came into existence……

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‘Remembering Madurai Mani Iyer: A singer for the masses, and classes’

Times of India, 7th December 2011.
This short piece has S. Thyagarajan, former Principal of Trichy National College and son of Sivasubramaniya Iyer, one half of the team that was famously known as Alathur Brothers, recalling Mani Iyer’s famous concerts at Trichy alongside the Alathur Brothers…

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‘Madhura Mani’ (Tamil), by T. Janakiraman

Solvanam Magazine, 24th may 2011.
This Tamil article was originally written in 1960 after Mani Iyer was awarded the Sangeetha Kalanidhi. Here, T. Janakiraman writes that Madurai Mani Iyer has captured the public’s imagination the most among Carnatic singers and describes how he was able to do so…….

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‘The Mani Magic’, by Sriram Venkatakrishnan

The Hindu, 13th June 2008.
In this Article, Sriram Venkatakrishnan writes that Mani Iyer was an unassuming man who made friends quite easily. He tells us how Mani Iyer formed a close association with an intellectual group and throws light on the special bond between him and the writer of the group called “Chiiti” ………

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‘A year of Madurai Mani Iyer’

The Hindu, 26th October 2012.
This article recalls the coverage of ‘The Hindu’ on Madurai Mani Iyer during the year 1960, a year of triumphant progress for the maestro with successive felicitations and honors……

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‘Pages ago – Madurai Mani Aiyer’, by Papa

The Hindu, 26th December 2010.
In this article, Madurai Mani Iyer himself explains his unique and inimitable style, and the reasons for adopting it……

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