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My childhood memories of her as my senior at St Johns English School and then at Sri Sankara Senior Secondary School are vivid. She was a brilliant student who won every academic proficiency prize there was, year after year. She was also known for her outstanding singing, never failing to bring laurels to the school at inter-school competitions. I followed her career path with interest, until she all but disappeared from the Chennai music scene – to become a lecturer of music in Tirupati.

Interview for the Sruti Magazine

Meet Dr Padma Sugavanam, an A-grade artist with All India Radio, who trained under the gurukulam environment with guru Seetha Rajan. A winner of the ‘’Most Outstanding Vocalist’’ award in the junior category of the Music Academy in 2014, Padma loves old poetry and languages. In evidence during her recent conversation with Sruti were the aesthetics and vision of her musical pursuit.

Sushma Somasekharan | 11 October, 2016
Sruti Magazine

Interview for Lok Vani

Dr. Padma Sugavanam is a young musician from India, who represents a rare combination of a performing Carnatic musician and academic researcher. Padma’s musical abilities were recognized very early, when she won some of the toughest competitions, and also was double promoted by All India Radio to an A-grade artist. Privileged to train in the Gurukula-system like in the old days, she also holds a PhD in Sanskrit and Musicology. Padma is performing a series of concerts in the US, including one in the Boston area at Sri Lakshmi Temple, Ashland, MA, on 1 May 2016 at 4:00 pm.

K Arvind | 26 April, 2016
Lok Vani, a popular Indian community magazine of the Greater Boston Area