Born: 19 January 1933
Died: 24 March 1988
He was a leading vocalist in Carnatic Music.
He was born at Sirkali, a small town in Madras Presidency (Present day Tamil Nadu) to Siva Chidambaram and Avayambal Ammal.
He was the birthplace of Thirugnanasambandar, one of the Samaya Naalvar and the 63 Nayanmar of the Saiva faith.
It was little wonder that he became a child prodigy performing at the Tirupurasundari Temple at the age of eight on the occasion of the Gnana Paal Festival.
His son Sirkazhi G. Sivachidambaram is also a Carnatic singer.
He received Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Male Playback for Thirumalai Thenkumari and Padma Shri.
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