THE PAST - VOCALISTS
Dr S Ramanathan
S Ramanathan was a musician and musicologist, a walking encyclopaedia of
information on Carnatic music. What set Dr. S Ramanathan apart was that he
was as keen a scholar as he was a practitioner and as keen an innovator as
he was a conservator. He had his musical training from stalwarts like
Tanjavur Ponniah Pillai, Tiger Varadachariar, Sabhesha
Krishna Iyengar and so on and this was reflected in the richness of his
music and his theory knowledge.
He was also versatile composer with many varnams and kritis, in known and rare ragas, to his credit. Proficient in Vina playing, Dr. Ramanathan held many distinguished posts all over India and abroad, in addition to training a large number of students.