P. S. Narayanaswamy
P. S. Narayanaswamy
P. S. Narayanaswamy
Background information
Birth namePuliyur Subramaniam Narayanaswamy
Born(1934-02-24)24 February 1934
Konerirajapuram, Thanjavur,
Madras Presidency, British India
Died16 October 2020(2020-10-16) (aged 86)
GenresCarnatic music
Occupation(s)Musician

Puliyur Subramaniam Narayanaswamy (or Narayanaswami; 24 February 1934 – 16 October 2020) was a Carnatic music vocalist.

Career

He learnt music from Tiruppambaram Somasundaram Pillai, T. M. Thiagarajan and later from Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer. He was also a highly acclaimed teacher.[1]

He was awarded the Bala Gana Kala Rathnam at the age of 12. He worked in All India Radio.[2] In 1999, he was conferred the title, 'Sangita Kala Acharya' by the Music Academy.[3] He was awarded `Padma Bhushan' by the Government of India in 2003.[1][4][5][6] His well known disciples include Ranjani Gayatri, Abhishek Raghuram, Gayathri Venkataraghavan, Amritha Murali, A.s.Murali, C.R.Vaithyanathan, Nisha Rajagopalan, Bharathi Ramasubban, Sunil Gargeyan,Janani Iyer, Kunnakudi Balamuralikrishna and Akkarai Sisters.

He died on 16 October 2020.

References

  1. ^ a b "Saluting a great teacher". The Hindu. 20 February 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Musician-teacher par excellence". The Hindu. 13 June 2003. Archived from the original on 19 November 2004. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Sangita Kala Acharya". The Music Academy. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Kalam presents Padma awards". Rediff. 3 April 2003. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Words of wisdom from a vidwan!". Narayana Vishwanath. New Indian Express. 10 December 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Vocalist, dance exponent honoured". The Hindu. 15 December 2005. Retrieved 26 August 2015.[dead link]