S.Rajam’s (Music Appreciation notes)

Friday, 6 July 2018

A Book on Twelve Vaggeyakaras

The book titled "Downpouring Devotion of Vaggeyakaras" written by Prof. P.P. Ramakrishnan was released on 23 June 2018 at the Kasturi Srinivasan Hall of the Music Academy, Chennai. The function was presided by N. Murali, President of the Music Academy. The first copy of the book, released by natyacharya V.P. Dhananjayan, was received by Sangita Kalanidhi T.V. Gopalakrishnan, in the presence of the publisher Dr. (Prof). Kartikeyan Nair, Director of Kerala State Institute of Languages, and the author P.P. Ramakrishnan (Retd. Principal of the Swathi Tirunal College of Music, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala). All the speakers paid rich tributes to Prof. Ramakrishnan on his completing 50 years as a music teacher and having taught over 7000 students during his long tenure in Carnatic music colleges in Kerala. The function concluded with a full-length vocal concert by his disciple Ram  Manikandan--a 12-old prodigy.

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