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Mahakavi Bharathy on Miraculous Seven (Ministry of Culture)
Title:"Mahakavi Bharathi on Miraculous Seven"

Chinnaswamy Subramania Bharathi, popularly known as Maha kavi Bharathiyar, is
always considered as the Father and pioneer of Modern Tamil Poetry. He was a poet,
Writer, Polyglot, Journalist, Cartoonist, Music Composer, Freedom Fighter, Social Reformer
and philosopher. Popularly known as "Mahakavi Bharathy", he was a pioneer of modern Tamil poetry and is considered one of the greatest Tamil literary figures of all time. He
believed that on earth nothing is equal to music in God’s creations.
Mahakavi Bharathi was a “symbol of patriotism, social reform, poetic genius and indomitable spirit of freedom and fearlessness“. It is said that he was proficient in around 14 languages. The Government of India in 1987 instituted the highest National SubramanyamBharathy Award conferred along with the Ministry of Human Resource Development, annually confers on writers of outstanding works in Hindi literature.

Speaker:
Dr. Arimalam Padmanaban,
The speaker was the former fellow, Central Institute of Classical Tamil, MHRD, Govt. of India and he has 37 years of professional experience. He is a Researcher, Musicologist, Folklorist, Writer, and Orator. He is a recipient of various valuable honors and accolades.

Focus:
The title ‘Miraculous Seven’ here is derived by the speaker from these immortal lines of the
Maha kavi. The Seven denotes the seven musical notes which is called ‘Ezhisai’, In Tamil,
means ‘Sabdha Swaras’. The miracle aspect of the seven is common in music irrespective of
land, race, culture, religion, language and everything else of the human world. It goes
without saying that Music is a Universal Language. The essence of the speech will be centred
on the contributions of Bharathi to music and poetry for the benefit of the international
society.

Jun 25, 2020 04:30 PM in India

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