Mayavaram Saraswathi Ammal still teaches flute at 90 years.
Wonder why none of the music organizations have honoured her. She has not received any Kalaimamanis or Acharya awards etc. It was good to see a report which heaped praise of Veteran lady Kalpakam Swaminathan in the Hindu, about her musicianship, teaching etc etc, in today’s Hindu, reporting her passing away, sadly. Wish artistes and more so aged veterans get spoken about and praised a little bit more while they are still with us.
Her few honours include felicitation by RAF (Ramani’s Acdemy of Flute in 2004) and Sri Thyagaraja Sangeetha Vidwath Samajam, Sangeetha Seva Nirata title and one more function organized by her students where veterans like violist M S Anantharama Iyer and Sri BM Sundaram, musicologist hooured her.