Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar
Chembai was an institution... At that time I played many concerts with the great
Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar as also Palghat Mani Iyer. Chembai told me: "I have sung with five
generations of musicians, I know your talent. You will not make a single paise from medicine.
In the mastery of the violin you will be a chakravarthy (emperor)".
- Dr. L.Subramaniam, in an interview.
(Chembai) & Iyengarval (Ariyakudi) are like my two eyes
- Palghat Mani Iyer