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Posts published in December 2017

Vidwan Palghat K V Narayanaswamy – Sangita Pitamaha of Contemporary Carnatic music

“A good-looking man, his hair slicked down in the traditional way, sang like an angel with a delightful voice, husky at times, but never heavy throated or loud” – exclaimed Lakshmi Viswanathan, the Vice President of Music Academy  Madras in her tribute to KVN when he passed away in 2002. Kollengode Viswanatha Narayanaswamy a Carnatic musician par excellence, often referred to as KVN, was born on 15 November 1923 in Palghat in a family of musicians to fiddle Viswanatha Bhagavatar, a…

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