K. S. Narayanaswamy

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K. S. Narayanaswamy

Born:27 September 1914


  • He  was a Carnatic veena exponent of the Thanjavur style, in which nuances and subtleties are given more importance over rhythm based acrobatics.
  • He was awarded the Madras Music Academy’s Sangeetha Kalanidhi in 1979.
  • He succeeded Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer as the principal of the Academy and retired in 1970.
  • He was a recipient of many awards including the State Award of Kerala in 1962 and that of Tamil Nadu in 1968.
  • The National Award of Central Sangeet Natak Akademi in 1968.
  • The Padma Bhushan from the Government of India in 1977 and the Swathi Ratna in 1999.

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