Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar - Songs Download

Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar (ചെമ്പൈ വൈദ്യനാഥ ഭാഗവതര്‍, செம்பை வைத்தியநாத பாகவதர்) was a Carnatic music singer from the Indian state of Kerala. Known by his village name Chembai, or simply as Bhagavatar, he was born to Anantha Bhagavatar and Parvati Ammal in 1895. Chembai was noted for his powerful voice and majestic style of singing. His first public performance was in 1904, when he was nine. He was a recipient of several titles and honours. 

He was known for his encouragement of upcoming musicians, and also for his ability to spot new talent. The music critic 'Aeolus' describes him as "the musician who has meant the most to Carnatic Music in the first fifty years of the 20th century" Some of his prominent disciples include Yesudas. Many memorial music festivals are held in his honour annually since his death in 1974, the most important being the annually celebrated Chembai Sangeetholsavam.

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