16 September Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi (1916 to 2004)
Born on 16 September 1916, M S, as she was popularly known, was an Indian Carnatic singer who hailed from Madurai, Tamil Nadu. She was born into a family of musicians: her grandmother Akkammal was a violinist, and her mother was a veena artist. M S made her debut at the age of 8, and by the age of 17, she was giving solo concerts. M S has a number of ‘firsts’ to her credit. She was the first Indian who performed in the United Nations General Assembly (1966), the first Indian musician to receive the Ramon Magsaysay award (1974), and the first musician to receive the Bharat Ratna (1998). By the end of her 70-year long career, M S had become the face of Carnatic music. M S passed away on 11 December 2004.
The Koh-i-Noor is amongst the most celebrated gems in the world. It was taken from India under the terms of the Last Treaty of Lahore, signed in 1839. After being shaped and cut by the British, it now weighs 105.6 Carat.
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Step into the captivating history of the four queens who ruled in succession. Begums of Bhopal were known to be competent rulers as they redefined the city of Bhopal and maintained respectable relations with the British
This story is based on the World’s first all granite temple, the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur. The pride of Rajaraja Chola I, built almost 1000 years ago, this temple is the best example of precision and symmetry in architecture.
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