Day: February 15, 2020

Veenai Balachander

Veenai Balachander

Sundaram Balachander (January 18, 1927 – April 13, 1990), born in Madras was an Indian self-taught veena player.His ancestors were from the Tanjore area, which is acclaimed as the seat of culture and fine arts in South India. His grandfather is Rao Saheb Vaidyanatha Iyer. He was born to V. Sundaram Iyer and Parvathi alias Chellamma. His elder brother S. Rajam is a well-known singer and teacher, and a gifted artist as well. His elder sister is Jayalakshmi (who later acted as M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar’s pair in Sivakavi), Saraswathi was his younger sister, followed by the twins Kalpagam and Gopalaswami.

P.H.Ramani

P.H.Ramani

Soaring creativity , a robust style and an intensely potent voice are among the characteristics that make Ramani one of the most established performing vocalists of our times .Steeped in the best of the classical , semi classical and devotional music rendition , he has held his own place in the field of music for well over three decades .He is a musician who has achieved an envious balance between two seemingly paradoxical elements – a musical style that is classical in content and an unconventional mode of execution.

T.V.Sankaranarayanan

T.V.Sankaranarayanan

T. V. Sankaranarayanan (Tiruvalangadu Vembu Iyer Sankaranarayanan), was born on March 7 1945 in Mayiladuturai of Thanjavur district in the state of Tamil Nadu in south India. At the age of nine, he started learning music from his uncle, Madurai Mani Iyer is an eminent and popular Carnatic vocalist