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Sunday, 20 July 2014

TVG is the new Sangita Kalanidhi designate

Music Academy recognises veteran's contributions

By Samudri

Chennai, 20 July 2014

Mridangam maestro and versatile vocalist TV Gopalakrishnan has been designated Sangita Kalanidhi by the Madras Music Academy. Born at Titupunithura, Kerala, 82 year-old Gopalakrishnan hails from a traditional family of musicians.

His father, T.G.Viswanatha Bhagavatar, was a court musician for the Cochin royal family and a professor of music at the S.K.V. College in Thrissur.

TVG started playing the mridangam at the age of four and had his arangetram at the Cochin palace at the age of six. A disciple of Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, TVG has been a popular guru among both Carnatic musicians and others pursuing music of other genres. He has been a pioneering collaborator in several fusion efforts. His other honours include the Sangeet Natak Akademi and the Padma Bhushan awards.

Hearty congratulations to Vidwan Gopalakrishnan.

1 comment:

  1. Sri.TVG deserved it since long. Hearty congratulations.