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Jul 21, 2021
5:24PM

Noted Carnatic Classical Violinist Sikkil R Bhaskaran passes away

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In Tamil Nadu, noted Carnatic Classical Violinist ‘Kalaimaamani’ Sikkil Shri R Bhaskaran passed away at Chennai today. He was 85.

Bhaskaran was introduced to Music by his maternal grand father Sikkil Shri Ramaswami Pillai. He started learning the Violin at the age of 11 from Thiruvarur Shri Subba Iyer and later trained under Mayuram Shri Govindarajan Pillai.

He gave his First public performance at 15 years of age and since then has regularly appeared in Music Concerts accompanying many leading artists.

He was an ‘A” Grade Artist of AIR and has served for nearly 2 decades in  Chennai radio Station from 1976 to 1994. He has served as an Executive Committee member of the Thiruvaiyaru Thyaga Brahma Festival for more than 2 decades.

During his close to 5 decades of Musical Career, Bhaskaran has been bestowed with many laurels, Awards & Honours.

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