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Title: T. N. Rajaratnam Pillai: reminiscences
Authors: Sankaran, T.
Keywords: T.N. Rajaratnam Pillai: Biographical Studies
Instrumentalist: Carnatic Music
Issue Date: 1967
Publisher: Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi
Abstract: This article described a colossus and biography and work of T. N. Rajaratnam Pillai. TNR was born Balasubramaniam to Nagaswara Vidwan Kuppuswami Pillai and Govindammal on 27 August 1898 in the village of Tirumarugal in Tanjavur district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu His full name was Thiruvaduthurai Thirumarugal Natesapillai Rajarathinam Pillai. He was a Carnatic musician in South India. A Nadaswaram maestro and a vocalist. He was known as TNR. He redesigned the traditional Nagaswaram instrument replacing the timiri with the bari nayanam for instance. He was titled by fans as Akila Ulaka Nadaswara Chakravarthi (Emperor of Nadaswaram).
Appears in Collections:No.006 [October-December 1967]

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