Google Doodle on 16 September 2013 honors MS Subbulakshmi on her 97th Birthday. MS Subbulakshmi was a popular Carnatic vocalist, best known for her Venkateshwara Suprabhatham.
Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi (16 September 1916 – 11 December 2004), also known as M.S. was the first musician ever to be awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honor.
MS Subbulakshmi 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 Karnataka tradition of South India
She was honored as the court-singer[Asthana Vidhwan] of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams. Tirupati Urban Development Authority (TUDA) has installed a bronze statue of M.S. Subbulakshmi at the Poornakumbham circle in the temple town.