T. N. Krishnan

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T. N. Krishnan

Born: 6 October 1928

  • He is a Carnatic music violinist.
  • He was awarded the Madras Music Academy’s Sangeetha Kalanidhi in 1980.
  • He is commonly grouped with Lalgudi Jayaraman and M.S. Gopalakrishnan as part of the violin-trinity of Carnatic Music.
  • He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1974 and became a Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship of the academy in 2006.
  • He received the Sangeetha Kalanidhi in 1980.
  • He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1973 and the Padma Bhushan in 1992 by the Government of India.
  • He received the Sangeetha Kalasikhamani award for the year 1999 given by The Indian Fine arts Society, Chennai.

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