Thavil A K Palanivel

Thavil A K Palanivel

Thavil A K Palanivel

Haridwaramangalam A. K. Palanivel born on 10 April, 1948, Tamil Nadu, India. He is an artist of the Indian drum thavil. A. K. Palanivel first learnt thavil drumming under the tutelage of his father S. Kumaravel. From 1959 onwards, he was given extensive training from T.G. Muthukumara Swamy Pillai. He has performed widely in India and abroad accompanying senior artists and participating in ensembles of instrumental music and also dance.

Awards & Titles

• Nava Nandeeswara – 1968

• Isai maamurasu

• Thavil chakravarthy – 1975

• Kalaimamani – 1980

• Tavil isai tilakam

• State artist – 1981

• Tavil selvam – 1989

• Palghat mani iyer Award – 1995

• T. T. K. memorial award – 2000

• Sangeet natak academy award – 2001

• Sri Kanchi kamakodipeeda asthana vidhwan

• Padmashree Award – 2004

• Vani kala sudhakara – 2005