Anooradha Sriram is attempting something different. The ace singer is
learning poems penned by legendary poet Kabir of late. “His songs are
like divine light,” says the vocalist.
“I have become a great admirer of Kabir. He is like our Mahakavi
Bharathi. He has penned a lot of songs on various social issues. I am
listening to them besides learning to sing them,” she adds.
Saying that Kabir songs would be sung at rural music festivals
conducted annually in Madhya Pradesh, Anooradha says the poet had not
penned lyrics in praise of any particular God and gave first priority
to Guru. “So I love him a lot.”
One of south India's leading playback singers, Anooradha started her
music training at the tender age of six. Well versed in both Carnatic
and Hindustani classical music, she is popular for her beautiful voice
in Carnatic and film circuits.