Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam & Dr. Natesan Ramani
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam
Born:15 October 1931
Died:27 July 2015
Quotes: You have to dream before your dreams can come true – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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Dr. Natesan Ramani
Born: 15 October 1934
Died: 9 October 2015
- He commonly known as N. Ramani or N. Flute Ramani, was an Indian Carnatic flautist.
- He was awarded the Madras Music Academy’s Sangeetha Kalanidhi in 1996.
- He was also credited for introducing the long flute into Carnatic music.
- He performed his first concert at the age of 8.
- The turning point in his career was when he became a disciple of his maternal uncle and eminent flautist, the late T. R. Mahalingam (known more commonly as “Flute Mali”), who first popularised the Carnatic flute in Indian music.
- By the age of 11 years, at Singaravelavar Temple, Sikkil, Near Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu.
- His mother Smt Sarathambal was instrumental in bringing him to notice.She accompanied him for his concerts when he studying at Boys High School Tiruvarur.
- He accompanied his guru T. R. Mahalingam in a concert for the first time.
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