Dr. M.A. Bhageerathi

Bhageerathi belongs to the Parur family of musicians (Parur Sundaram Iyer - Grand father, M.S.Anantharaman - Father, M. A. Sundareswaran - Brother and M. A. Krishnaswamy - Brother. Mother belongs to Gobichettipalayam. She is an Associate professor and head-in-charge, Department of music in Queen Mary’s college, Chennai, has been in the teaching line for 27 years. She holds M.A. (Music)., M.Phil (Music), Phd (Music), M.Com., M.Phil.(Com), degrees.

She has been learning music from father Kalaimamani M. S. Anantharaman, Dr. V. V. Srivatsa, . Vidya Shankar [sister of Nobel Laurette Subramaniam Chandrasekar and niece of Nobel Laurette Sir C. V. Raman] and Parur Venkatraman and Tevarams from Kapali oduvar.Title of M.Phil dissertation - Todi rāga as handled by the musical Trinity. Title of the PhD dissertation - Professor Sambamurti’s contribution to Music theory Has been a member of the Doctoral committee in the University of Madras, Mother Teresa Women’sUniversity, Pondicherry University, Bharathidasan University,

Has conducted special classes for the students of the “University of IOWA, USA, during December 2011. The students made a presentation after the course, in front of the US Ambassador ANDREW SIMKIN and invited music connoisseurs and won accolades.