Smt. Indira Sivasailam

A lifelong rasika, Smt. Indira Sivasailam was anardentdisciple of Carnatic music. She was blessed with a beautiful voice and was born into a family that was proud of its culture and heritage.She dedicated her life to learning music and was supported this pursuit. She graduated from Queen Mary's College in Music and anyone who knew her, knew, Carnatic music was an integral part of her life. She devotedly honed her talent and went on to become an All India Radio artiste.

Music was a passion and even after her marriage to Sri. A Sivasailam, she was not only a supportive wife and loving mother to her daughters,Mallika and Jayashree; she continued to be a devoted rasika, an exceptional practitioner and, a lifelong disciple and patron of the art.Smt. Indira Sivasailam was a regular during the music season at The Music Academy, Madras, and shared a great rapport with many leading musicians. She actively supported artists of every regard, firm in her belief that music was the marker of our rich cultural heritage.

She continued her trainingunder renowned gurusincluding,Sri. SemmangudiSrinivasaIyer, but it was under the tutelage of Sri. D. K. Jayaraman that Smt. Indira Sivasailam formed her own unique musical identity.