Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi (popularly known as M.S. or M.S.S./M.S. Maami) (September 16, 1916 - December 11, 2004) was a renowned Carnatic vocalist. She was the first musician ever to be awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor.she has sung in many recogonized sabas.Bharatha Rathna M.S. Subbalakshmi, popularly called MS, was perhaps the most charasmatic and popular Carnatic musician we have known. She captured the popular imagination like no other and was the face of classical music for both the masses and critics for over 6 decades.