V Ramnarayan writes this beautiful essay on the tragic death of Ranjani Hebbar at age 31, who passed away just as she was ripening into a mature Carnatic musician.

http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-death-of-a-brilliant-possibility-1848286

Her lovely voice, her nuanced rendering of a complex art through uncluttered expression, her firm views on tradition and creativity which she found no need to publicly articulate — all these qualities made Ranjani Hebbar a very special musician, a very special person. Rarely has Carnatic music lost such a brilliant talent so young.

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