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Tribute To H.Sridhar-A R Rahman's Sound Engineer
He could make any singer sound extraordinary.
Sridhar was the Chief Audio Engineer at Media Artists.
A mathematics graduate, with keen interest in electronics and formal music training
He started a professional sound engineering career in 1988.
One of the best sound engineers in India, H. Sridhar passed away here on Monday, following a cardiac arrest. He was 48.
He had engineered over 200 films and worked closely with directors like Mani Ratnam, K Balachandar, Bharathiraaja, Shankar, Kamal Hassan, P C Sreeram, Priyadarsan, Sibi Malayil and Ramgopal Varma.
Among Sridhar's many professional credits was the fact that he engineered all songs and background scores for the renowned music director A R Rahman.
Some ground-breaking films to his credit are Roja, Gentleman, Kadhalan, Thiruda Thiruda, Bombay, Duet, Mahanadi, Rangeela, Kuruthippunnal, Muthu, Indian, Minsaara Kanavu and Iruvar.
He also engineered the background music score and songs for the national award winning films Kaala Paani for music director Ilaiyaraaja and Minasaara Kanavu for music director A R Rahman.
Sridhar was awarded the President's Gold Medal (The National Award for Best Audiography) four times: for the film Mahanadi in 1994, Dil Se in 1999, Lagaan in 2001 & Kannathil Muththamittal in 2003. Having pioneered the use of Digital Sound for Indian films in the DTS format,.
Sridhar successfully completed six-track surround sound mixing for more than 200 films including Karuppu Roja, Siraichaalai, Indian, Bharatheeyudu, Hindustani, Paeyi, Iruvar, Minsaara Kanavu, Sapnay, Ziddi, Judwaa, My Dear Kuttichathan 3D, V I P, Aflatoon, Devathai, Chhota Chetan, Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya , Satya , Jeans, Dil Se, Kadhalar Dinam, Padayappa, Mudhalvan, Pukaar, Alaipaayuthey, Kandukondain Kandukondai, Kushi, among others.
Sridhar also engineered and mixed albums for international artists like George Harrison of The Beatles, John Neptune Kaizan, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Zakir Hussain, L.Shankar and John McLaughlin (Mahavishnu Orchestra & Shakti fame).
His childhood friend and colleague Jayendra Panchapakesan of Real Image recalls the vibrant and fun-filled childhood they shared.
“He loved playing cricket in our colony at Mylapore.” When he was in Std. IX, he wanted to learn playing the guitar, and in two years, he taught himself to play the instrument with ease. “He is a completely self-taught audio-engineer, too,” Mr. Panchapakesan said.
He passed away in the morning of December 1st 2008 due to cardiac problems.
May His Soul Rest In Peace With Lot Of Music And Consoles Up There!!!
H.Sridhar Memorial Talks Of ARR,Sivamani,Rajeev Menon And Senthil..And More:
Some More Tributes From People Who Remembered Him:
Sridhar's Greatness-Aspiring singers can take a note or two from this episode.
Listen To H.Sridhar's Interview:
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My Story Of Great Escape From Terrorism In Mumbai
My Escape From Terrorist Attack At CS Terminus,VT Station In Mumbai!!!Back Home Safely!!Thanks For Prayers!!
The Photographs Shown Below Are Taken By Me At The CS Terminus Just Before And After Shoot Out By Terrorist
See Link In Times Of India
'I had to choose between either my luggage or my life'
28 Nov 2008, 0116 hrs IST, TNN
MUMBAI: "He had the look of a man who was trained to be emotionally unattached. But he looked highly intelligent, well educated and professional. He even had a very innocent face,'' said Rama Sedhu, 53, who was at the long-distance train terminus at CST when the terrorists began shooting on Wednesday night. Sedhu was with three other friends waiting for the Chennai Mail to take them home.
On Thursday, they remained stranded at the station, their baggage lost. "I was trapped for about 15 minutes before I could flee. The terrorist looked no more than 25 years old, was around five feet in height, wore no mask and was very fair. He had shortish hair and was lean. He wore dark clothes,'' said S Nagraj. "I had to choose between my luggage or my life. We don't even have any identification on us and can't travel back.''
When the firing began, Sedhu lay on the floor to protect himself while Nagraj fled in a few minutes. "The gunman changed the magazine in his gun thrice and pumped bullets into everyone in sight. He was expressionless. There were about 60 bodies all around and I thought Sedhu had died too,'' said Nagraj.
Sedhu said that as he lay watching the scene unfold, he became angry at his own helplessness. "Some of the police were targeted while the others ran away. People were frozen in fear and there was pin-drop silence all around, except for the shooting,'' he said.
Re-fresh, the recently opened food court, was sprayed with at least 17 bullets, which shattered its glass walls. A bullet also hit Mukesh Agarwal, uncle of the proprietor, seriously injuring him. Riyaz Khan, the manager, looked on from the mezzanine floor. He said he didn't notice the gunmen until a hand grenade exploded.
Khan said that the restaurant and parcel depot staff transported several victims to hospital. "I haven't eaten since last night and I don't have an appetite. I went home this morning and am back on duty even though my wife asked me not to go,'' said Khan on Thursday afternoon.
The men said it was an experience they won't be able to get over for a very long time. Sedhu, who is a sound and recording consultant and rubs shoulders with movie directors down South, is considering making a movie.
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