We stumbled upon one of the kolam videos done by this featured artist-mum and it was really interesting to find out that it belonged to the page – My Mom’s Art gallery. Two daughters who knew their mum’s work was exceptional had begun this page for fun and now it is getting the artist the much required appreciation.
Not to forget the individual believes in literally being obsessed over drawing these beautiful designs that make one wonder where was she all these years. Thanks to technology and an extremely supportive husband and children, Mangalam Srinivasan is finally getting the attention that she so very much deserves, yet a few dreams are unfulfilled which her children hope it will happen at the earliest.
(Picture of Mangalam with family)
Sharing the story with Mums and Stories, says Bhargavi, one of the daughters of Mangalam Srinivasan, “My mother is good in making kolams / rangolis & water colour paintings. We used to admire her talent from our childhood days. Every Marghazi (Dhanur masam in Hindu calendar), we used to get surprised and be astonished with her mind blowing art works.
My mom got an opportunity to further her skills on learning Tanjore painting from Tamilnadu government. She used to share me her daily class work. One fine day we daughters suddenly got a thought of going to social media platform and want her to get recognized for her work. And our wish came true now.
We started this but our whole family is working for this to happen. Her talent has now got recognized worldwide. We wish her many more success as well. She takes from 1 hr to 12 hrs sometimes even more. Mostly she will do for all occasions. Many nights my father was used to see her not going to sleep but doing painting or Kolam whatever she has planned for that day.
She has got fans all over the world. She has not travelled abroad. However we are delighted that we have been recognized in Malaysia, USA & Dubai as daughters of Mangalam Srinivasan.
Her mom Smt. Saroja Krishnamoorthy used to make traditional kolams and she learnt this art from her initially. My mother is fully involved and enjoys every moment of her time when doing these kolams. This is keeping her fit and we think it makes her forget minor age related physical ailments.
We children are married and living with her. She has a grandson and a granddaughter. She does this all the time after completing her routine chores like cooking and upkeep of the house
My mother did her Bachelors and got married at the age of 20 and we are based in Trichy. My dad is working as GM in a public sector organization. My sister- Aishwarya, who also helped in setting up the platform for my mom, is running her own enterprise SAA technologies in Trichy.
Bhargavi wraps her sweet inspiring story saying, “Her mom is her only inspiration in this. And her life time dream is to get at least one award and recognition from the government.”
We do hope this wish of the daughters and the supportive husband comes true for Mangalam Srinvisan.
It is indeed lovely to reach out to this family who believes in paying true tribute to their mom of the efforts she is putting and finding out means to get the due recognition. Mums and Stories loved featuring My Mom’s Art Gallery and we wish them all the very best.