About THIRUVARUR G SAIKRISHNAN

Thiruvarur Saikrishnan is one of the well-known Mridangam and Kanjira artist in the field of Carnatic Music. He started playing Mridangam at the age of 8. He started his initial training from Thiruvarur Sri. Rajagopala Iyer fondly known as Sri Kunju Iyer. He is the son of Violin Vidwan Kalaimamani Thiruvarur N. Balan and nephew of Padmasri Dr. N. Ramani, a well-known Flute Vidwan. He then moved to Chennai and was trained by Sri Tanjore Upendran and Sri Melakaveri Krishnamurthy in Mridangam. Then he learned advance Mridangam and Kanjira classes from Sri Kumbakonam Rajappa Iyer. He has shared the stage with many popular Carnatic musicians and is the Asthana Vidwan of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. He has also won many titles and awards from all over the world.

Awards & Highlights

'LAYA GNANA BHASKARA' from Nemili Narpani Mandram Isai Thendral award from Deviga Iyal Isai Mandram Isai Venthan award from Flute institute UK.

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