The divine music born out of music of Yaazh*,
You would remain as music in the heaven too .
An elegy to the empress of music , the Bharata rathna MS Amma
Bharata Rathna Abdul Kalam, the president ruling the heart of people.
(We were the fortunate generation who had the chance to hear , the music from Smt.M.S.Subbalakshmi , the nightingale of music, the empress of music and the ocean of music whose voice used to melt even the people who had a heart like stone. One among us who was enchanted by her musical saga is Sri.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam the people’s president , a great scientist and one who has occupied the minds of all us by his utter simplicity and great love and here is the translation of the song that he wrote while travelling in a plane after hearing the news of the passing away of MS to heaven. I am not able to bring out the deep hurt and sorrow that Sri Kalam’s heart suffered due to that sorrowful news. I know among my friends in face book are several musicologists. I appeal to them all to put in their effort to bring out a Carnatic music Krithi out of this elegy commemorating his emotions of a great man in missing the great lady who ruled all our hearts through her songs.)
You are the seven note music born out of the music of Yaazh,
What your music gave was peace and sweetness,
Along with wealth of music you also gave ,
The monetary wealth in heaps and heaps ,
And you also gave a chance to God to wonder about the greatness of human voice.
Thousands and thousands of the human beings got drenched in the epic mercy of yours and became happy,
Our heart got drenched and happy in the sweet tone of your musical voice
After giving wealth in to the ears , joy in the mind, joy in the heart in heaps and heaps
As a season of spring , as music of Yaazh, you stole our heart for the past eighty years,
And like the seven note music , you also occupied our entire heart.
The acme of the world of women who wore the garland of Madhyamavathi,
The Bharataratna who made great contribution to SriRaga and made great achievements in devotional music ,
You are the very great contribution who gave time for us to know about the music of Tansen,
You are the one who stole the heart of Annamacharya, Purandara dasa
And those three great musicians who created magic,
And like the philanthropic river which had merged in the ocean of time ,
Your voice made the tamil music that stole the heart, to flower and bloom.
The crop of music which you praised and nurtured , has merged in to our heart, body and blood.
And gave music to music which lives in this world, luxuriously getting its soul with the growth of time ,
And though you left this world and has gone to the world of God ,
You who have been living as sensibility in billions and billions of hearts ,
Would live in the divine world of God as Music.
*Yaazh was an ancient stringed musical instrument of TamilNadu.