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Sirkazhi G. Sivachidambaram
Sirkazhi G. SivaChidambaram
Sirkazhi G. SivaChidambaram
Background information
Born8 June 1959
OriginChennai, India
GenresCarnatic music, Tamil music - Tamilisai,Devotional music, Tamil Cinema Music
Occupation(s)Musician, Physician
Instrument(s)Vocals
Websitewww.sirkali.org

Sirkazhi G. Sivachidambaram is a Carnatic music vocalist and cinema playback singer from Chennai.[1]

He is an alumnus of the Madras Medical College where he qualified as a UG & PG in Medicine and Trinity College of Music where he learnt western music. He is the principle disciple of the great master Sangeetha Vidwan Prof. B.Krishnamurthy in the intricacies and nuances of Indian Classical music, since childhood till date[2]

He is also a Medical Doctor with a Post graduate degree in Internal Medicine. He is now working as Dean/Spl.officer, Perambalur Govt Medical college, Perambalur, Tamil Nadu on promotion from his previous designation as a Professor & HOD of Medicine in his Alma mater MMC, as Director i/c of Institute of Internal Medicine at the Madras Medical college.[3]

Sivachidambaram is the son of Padma Shri Sirkazhi Govindarajan.[4] Sivachidambaram has recorded a song, Enadharumai Raanuva Veerargaal, written by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India. His extempore rendering of the song on 'Youth empowerment' in Tamil written by Hon'ble President of India Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, during the inauguration of Tamil Isai Sangam festival in Chennai was appreciated with a hue and cry.[5]

He was awarded the title of "Isai Peraringar" from Tamil Isai Sangam in the year 2014. In November 2015 he was appointed as the Dean of Perambalur Government Hospital in Tamil Nadu.

He has been appointed as a member of the Board of Governors in Dr. J Jayalalithaa Music and Arts University of Tamil Nadu in the year 2022, and met Hon'ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M.K. Stalin, who congratulated him.

He instituted the Isaimani Dr.Seerkazhi S.Govindarajan memorial foundation, a charitable trust in memory of his father to serve the society at large with medical help, scholarships and educational aids for the unaffordable apart from taking music to inaccessible areas and exposing traditional musical wealth for all in the nook and corner of the country.

His regular Charity concerts arranged for fund raising for schools and performances in the orphanages, Senior citizen's old age homes, terminal health care centres have been appreciated by all. He has been appreciated by organisations like the Lions Club and Rotary Club with appreciatory awards for the charitable services. Endowments created by Isaimani foundation at the Thiruvannamalai Ramanashramam, Vadalur Sathyagnana sabha, Annamalai University, Madurai Tamil Isai Sangam towards annadhanam feeding and youth appreciation awards.


Awards

Sivachidambaram has received many awards including the Kalaimamani from the Tamil Nadu government, Madras Music Academy award for Best Rendering and Tamil Isai Vendar. In 2008, he received the Padma Shri award from the Government of India.[6] He was awarded the title of "Isai Peraringar" from Tamil Isai Sangam in the year 2014. The Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical university honoured him with an Honorary doctorate D.Sc Honoris causa in appreciation of his service in the Medical field as an eminent physician and teacher of medicine. He was the recipient of the prestigious "Aryabhatta award" from Karnataka.

Discography

Year Film Language Song title Music Director Co-Singer
1983 Miruthanga Chakravarthi Tamil Abinaya Sundhari Aadukiraal M. S. Viswanathan Vani Jayaram
1985 Navagraha Nayagi Tamil Thennikkal Kattaadha Thenkoodu M. S. Viswanathan Vani Jairam
1989 Naalai Manithan Tamil Manithanum Premi–Srini
1991 Azhagan Tamil Vandhaen Vandhaen Maragadha Mani Malaysia Vasudevan & K. S. Chitra
1992 Amaran Tamil Abhyam Krishna Naragaasuran Adithyan T. K. Kala
1993 Rajadhi Raja Raja Kulothunga Raja Marthanda Raja Gambeera Kathavaraya Krishna Kamarajan Tamil Manichana Manichan Mansoor Ali Khan Chandrabose
1995 Indira Tamil Odakara Marimuthu A. R. Rahman S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
1995 Murai Maman Tamil Yennachi Yennachi Vidyasagar Arunmozhi & Swarnalatha
Mannavargal Vantha Kudi Deepan Chakravarthy
1998 Cheran Chozhan Pandian Tamil Thirunelveli Halwa Soundaryan Krishnaraj & Harini
1999 Jodi Tamil Anjathe Jeeva A. R. Rahman Swarnalatha
2000 Manu Needhi Tamil Koottam Nalla Deva
2001 Engalukkum Kaalam Varum Tamil Ambilaikku Theriyum Deva Swarnalatha
2001 Sri Raja Rajeshwari Tamil Kaathile Maan Deva
2003 Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi Tamil Dheem Tharikida Adithyan
2003 Parthiban Kanavu Tamil Vaadi Machhiniyae Vidyasagar Malathy Lakshman
2005 Aanai Tamil Kumru Kumrur D. Imman Annupamaa
2005 Kannadi Pookal Tamil Hey Silu Silu S. A. Rajkumar Nithyasree Mahadevan
2006 Sillunu Oru Kaadhal Tamil Kummi Adi A. R. Rahman Swarnalatha, Naresh Iyer, Theni Kunjarammal & Vignesh
2006 Nuvvu Nenu Prema Telugu Ammadini Chusethi A. R. Rahman Swarnalatha, Naresh Iyer, Theni Kunjarammal & Vignesh
2010 Bale Pandiya Tamil Sirikkiren Devan Ekambaram Naresh Iyer, Mano, Dr. Burn & Uma Shankar
2010 Gowravargal Tamil Bramastharam Dhina
2011 Uchithanai Muharnthaal Tamil Yeno Yeno D. Imman
2012 Lollu Dha Dha Parak Parak Tamil Panam Panam Kasu Panam Mansoor Ali Khan Mansoor Ali Khan
2012 Aravaan Tamil Naagamalai Sanchuidchu Karthik Gopal & Narayanan
2014 Amara Tamil Simmakallu D. Imman Chinmayi
2014 Ninaivil Nindraval Tamil Nila Adhu D. Imman Anuradha Shekhar
2017 Kanavu Variyam Tamil Kirukkan Shyam Benjamin

References

  1. ^ "Canadian title for Chennai vocalist". The Hindu. 14 October 2006. Archived from the original on 6 December 2007. Retrieved 2 August 2009.
  2. ^ "His prime agenda is to popularise Tamil music". The Hindu. 23 April 2006. Archived from the original on 23 April 2006. Retrieved 2 August 2009.
  3. ^ "Kalaimamani Dr. Sirkali Siva Chidambaram, The Legacy Continues". Sirkali.org. Retrieved 2 August 2009.
  4. ^ "An Aussie honour for Indian vocalist". The Hindu. 7 December 2001. Archived from the original on 2 December 2009. Retrieved 2 August 2009.
  5. ^ "Profound in thought". The Hindu. 13 April 2007.
  6. ^ "Padma Vibhushan for Viswanathan Anand". ChennaiOnline.com. 25 January 2008. Retrieved 2 August 2009.