Artistes' Panorama



Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer

A doyen among Carnatic vocalists, Srinivasa Iyer was born at Semmangudi in the Tanjavur district in a family which has produced many great musicians. He had the good fortune of training under several stalwarts like his own uncle Tirukkodikaval Krishna Iyer, Tiruvidaimarudur Sakharama Rao, Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer etc. Thus, his music is a very clever blend of grammar and artistry (lakshana and lakshya). These helped him achieve great fame early in life and develop a style of his own. He is acclaimed as the Pitamaha (great father) of Carnatic music.


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