Friday, April 20, 2018

Famous M.S.

I was reading an article about Famous Amos.  It is the brand name of a fast selling cookie in USA.  The company was founded by a guy named Wally Amos.
 
While reading about Famous Amos, my thoughts went to famous Indian emmus (M.S.) I am aware of and/or read about.  Here they are:
 
M.S. Subbalakshmi – Needs no introduction.  Carnatic music singer.  Awarded Bharat Ratna.
 
Dr. M.S. Swaminathan – Father of India’s green revolution.  Responsible for high yield varieties of wheat and rice.  Awarded Padma Vibhushan.
 
M. S. Viswanathan – Music Director. King of Light Music. Composed songs for more than 700 Indian films, mainly for Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu films. Even today millions of people are mesmerized by his melodies.
 
Dr. M. S. Venkataramani – A doyen of American studies in India.  Professor emeritus at the School of International Studies, Centre for American and West European Studies, at the Jawaharlal Nehru University.
 
M. S. Gurupadaswamy – Freedom fighter.  Politician. Indian National Congress and later Janata Party.
 
Mani  Shankar Iyer – Famous or notorious? Will leave it up to the readers.  Belongs to Indian National Congress.  The more he talks the more BJP wins.
 
M. S. Dhoni – Needs no introduction.  Cricketer.
 
M. S. Golwalker – Former Chief of RSS.
 
M. S. Ramaiah – Engineer, Educationist, Philanthropist
 
M. S. Rajeswari – Playback singer, South Indian movies.
 
If you know any famous M.S. please share with us here.
 
Friday afternoon now.  Looks like I have too much time on my hands.

19 comments:

  1. Good list of M.S.and the top name is Subbalakshmi! I remembered MS Sathyu, the famous music director!

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    1. Thanks for your comments Sandhya. Will add his name too.

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  2. Informative and interesting post, SG. A casual observation... majority of them are South Indians :D

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    1. Thanks for your comments Shilpa. You are very observant. I think it is because majority of South Indians go by their initials in front of their given names.

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  3. A good write-up, SG. I think you have got all well-known ones in it.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Pradeep.

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  4. Its amazing you started with your list with MS Subbalakshmi. I love her Sanskrit hymns. I did not know many names from the list you have mentioned. Informative post!

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    1. Thanks for your comments Shesha.

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  5. I've got to listen to some songs composed by MSV. I may have known them, but may not know if it was composed by him. Can u suggest two or three of your favorite songs by MSV?

    Destination Infinity

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    1. Thanks for your comments Rajesh. I am giving you my favorite link to YouTube on his songs:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeEBIRHdf6c

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    2. one more link.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RSq24RoA8U

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  6. Can you do this...mmm....maybe, post adulthood, add M.S. after so that you can become famous.... LOL Just thinking out loud.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Dee. if I want to become famous by changing my name, I would change to Gandhi. Even better is Modi. Narendra Modi, Lalith Modi, Nirav Modi, Sushil Kumar Modi, Russy Modi, Karishma Modi.

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  7. Woa now that's an interesting list. I now know what to name my kids ��

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    1. Thanks for your comments Raj. That's a good one.

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  8. Wow! Thanks so much! It's an inspiring list of great people with initials MS. I am happy I know some of them. Very glad to see M.S Golwalkar in the list!

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    1. Thanks for your comments Sindhu. I am glad you liked this post.

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  9. Some initials are blessed I think. Starting with 'M' also there are notable personalities. Nice topic.

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