*M. S. Subbulakshmi,* born on 16 September 1916

*M. S. Subbulakshmi,* born on 16 September 1916

*M. S. Subbulakshmi,* born on 16 September 1916, was an Indian Carnatic singer from Madurai, Tamil Nadu. She was the first musician ever to be awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour. She is the first Indian musician to receive the Ramon Magsaysay award, often considered Asia's Nobel Prize, in 1974 with the citation reading "Exacting purists acknowledge Srimati M. S. Subbulakshmi as the leading exponent of classical and semi-classical songs in the carnatic tradition of South India."

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