Song of Surrender

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Mavelikkara Velukutty Nair

2.10.1926 - 24.7.2012
Birthdays & Anniversaries 

Mavelikkara Velukutty Nair was an Indian mridangam player. He joined the Kerala State Government Service as Teacher in Mridangam at Sri. Swathi Thirunal College of Music in 1959. He has the distinction of being the first teaching faculty at the mridangam department of the Sri. Swathi Thirunal College of Music, Trivandrum. He retired as Professor and Head, Department of Mridangam from the same college in 1982. Had been Visiting Professor during 1984–85. Had been imparting advanced training to students from across the country with Government of India cultural scholarship. The curriculum on mridangam developed by him is still being followed in all the three music colleges in the State. He was an avowed vocalist too. He was one of the very few Mridangam artists who had proved both as a brilliant performer as well as a great Guru.

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