At Kirtilals we have a tradition of celebrating art and felicitate artists.The Shanmukhananda Fine Arts and Sangeetha Sabha organized a six-day long performing arts and cultural festival to conclude the centenary celebrations dedicated to the Carnatic legend.
Known as the Nightingale, M.S. had a long relationship with Shanmukhananda Sabha. The first song that M.S. sang at a public function in Madurai was Marathi abhang . She was barely ten then. Mumbai therefore was an ideal city to celebrate her centenary.
On the ground floor of the hall, a life-size statue of the singer greeted the visitors while her portraits smiled from walls. For the occasion, the hall also set up a permanent photo exhibition.
Mrs. Subbulakshmi has been intimately weaved in Shanmukhananda’s past, with several performances of her conducted in its auditorium starting from 1963. The institution also has Subbulakshmi’s 2500 sound compositions in their library.