Saturday, November 24, 2012

VIOLINIST T.V.RAMANI

Violin exponent Professor T.V.Ramani expired at 3 A.M. in a private Hospital at Chennai two days back.He was under treatment for liver disease.He was cremated at Basant Nagar,Chennai.
Professor T.V.Ramani's capabilities as a musician was hereditary.His father and grandfather were also well known musicians.His father was T.G.Viswanatha Bhagavathar, who was a court musician  for the Cochin Royal family and also served as music Professor at S.K.V.College,Trissur.
T.V.Ramani was born in Tripunithura, Ernakulam District of Kerala.'Ghatam' maestro Late T.V.Vasan was his younger brother.T.V.Vasan was also an expert of Thavil and could sing Carnatic Vocal.He passed away in 2010.


T.V.Ramani
Padmabhushan T.V.Gopalakrishnan
The great  Carnatic musician  Padmabhushan T.V.Gopalakrishnan is his elder
brother.
T.V.Ramani was initiated to music world by his first Guru Shri.M.S.Narayana Swami.Afterwards he went to Chennai and became the disciple of famous musician Lalgudi Gopala Iyer(Father of Lalgudi Jayaraman) and stayed in his house for six years studying music and violin.(Gurukula system).Later he returned to Kerala and joined Swathi Thirunal Music College,Trivandrum for 
'Ganabhooshanam' course.His contemporaries at the College includes M.G.Radhakrishnan,K.J.Yesudas and Professor Neyyattinkara Vasudevan.
Late T.V.Vasan
After passing out from the music College he joined as Assistant Professor in Swathi Thirunal Music College itself and worked for nine years.Then he joined Trissur All India Radio Station as staff artist.After 24 years of excellent service he retired from the Trissur Radio Station.
During his musical career T.V.Ramani played violin for many doyens of those years.He was a good vocalist also but earned name and fame as a Violinist.
He received Kerala Nataka Sangeetha Academy Award and Kendra Sangeetha 
Nataka Academy fellowship.He was recipient of several other awards like
Kanchi Sankaracharya Award and other certificates of merit.
Professor T.V.Ramani was staying at Chennai for last several years.

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