NJ Assembly honors Kavita, Dr L Subramaniam

Prasad Kam and Bina Sabapathy present the Nassau County Executive Proclamation to Kavita Krishnamurthy  while Salil Zaveri looks on
Prasad Kam and Bina Sabapathy present the Nassau County Executive Proclamation to Kavita Krishnamurthy while Salil Zaveri looks on

NEW YORK: New Jersey State Assembly Deputy Speaker Upendra Chivukula honored the musical couple of India – Bollywood singer Kavita Krishnamurti and her husband and violin maestro Dr L Subramaniam with special Assembly proclamations for their service to global music.

Presenting the Assembly proclamations to the couple at a function organized by America Tamil Sangam and Shri Vari Foundation in picturesque Swan Club in Long Island, Chivukula said at a very young age, Dr Subramaniam was honored with the title “Violin Chakravarthy” (emperor of the violin). No other musician can boast of such diverse repertoire and collaborations, or even such mind-boggling techniques.

Bina Sapabathy of Nassau County Dept of Social Services and Vice President of Indian Association of Long Island, presented two proclamations issued by Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano to Dr Subramaniam and Kavita Krishamurthy.

Bobby Sirdana, owner of The Swan Club in his address praised the couple for their service to India and said he was honored by their visit to this exquisite club that caters to all sections of the community in Long Island. Jasmine Sirdana of The Swan Club praised the contribution of the legendary music couple.

Prakash M Swamy, President of America Tamil Sangam, welcomed the gathering and John Joseph, secretary, proposed a vote of thanks.

An array of community leaders including George Abraham, Chairman of Indian National Overseas Congress, Harbachan Singh, INOC Secretary and Dr Madan Raj graced the occasion.

Till date, Dr Subramaniam has produced, performed, collaborated, conducted and close to two hundred recordings. Dr Subramaniam is the only musician who has performed/recorded Karnatic Classical music, western classical music, both orchestral and non-orchestral, and also composed for and conducted major orchestras, scored for films, collaborated with a wide range of some of the greatest musicians, from different genres of music including jazz, occidental, jugalbandis with North Indian musicians, world music and global fusion. He has established himself as a force that is strongly Indian, but universal in nature and approach.

He said Kavita’s singing career reads like a fairy tale. Her exquisite and mellifluous voice, wide range and, versatility to sing different styles and types of songs has put her in a unique place amongst singers and she has been quoted as a melody queen by leading critics and connoisseurs alike.

Kavita with fantastic range and interpretation began her recording career in 1971.Her exemplary voice has taken her all around the world, including to the US, UK, Europe, Africa, Australia, Far East, Middle East, South America.

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