Read in the biography of Bharat Ratna M.S Subbulakshmi also known as MS, the carnatic singer of Tamil Nadu with god’s own voice :
Some decades back a summit was conducted by Indian National Congress at the Congress grounds, Chennai. M.S was requested to perform a carnatic kutchery (vocal performance of carnatic music), for which she was paid just 25 paise ( 1/4 th of rupee). The total collection from that programme amounted to a whooping 50 thousand rupee. One of the most profitable programmes in the music history !!
During a music festival held in London, M.S was performing before the famous desi composer Zubin Mehta. Zubin Mehta was sitting amongst the audience and was listening to the amazing voice of M.S. After the programme, he went to M.S, thanked her for the great performance and announced that his music could stand no where near her vocals and requested his performance to be cancelled that day.
As she sings Kausalya Supraja Rama Poorva Sandhya Pravarthathey…. ( Venkatesa Suprabhatham ), everyday morning in my ears, I am sure it is going to be a yet another great day for me. Listen to this great verses and I am sure you will fall in love with her mesmerising voice. Also recommended Meera Bhajans by M.S.