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MS Subbulakshmi’s great-granddaughters meet PM Modi

Aishwarya and Saundarya briefly performed the ‘Maithreem Bhajatha’.

india Updated: Sep 20, 2017 00:08 IST
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MS Subbulakshmi,S Aishwarya,S Saundarya
Prime Minister Narendra Modi poses with family members of Bharat Ratna, MS Subbulakshmi in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI)

S Aishwarya and S Saundarya, great-granddaughters of legendary Carnatic singer MS Subbulakshmi on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

They were accompanied by their parents V Shrinivasan and Geetha Shrinivasan.

Aishwarya and Saundarya briefly performed the “Maithreem Bhajatha” -- a benediction also rendered by Subbulakshmi in October 1966 at the United Nations. It was sung by Subbulakshmi in most of her subsequent concerts.

A release from the Prime Minister’s Office said the benediction was composed in Sanskrit by Acharya Chandrasekharendra Saraswati of Kanchi and is an anthem for universal friendship and world peace.

It ends with the words “Srey o bhooyat sakala jananam” (let grace and happiness abound for all mankind).

Subbulakshmi was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1998.

First Published: Sep 20, 2017 00:08 IST