Padma Vibhushan Awardee,
Sangeetha Kalanidhi, Kalaimamani
The Kaveri Delta of the Tanjore district has had the unique privilege of being home to musical luminaries of Carnatic Classical Music during 19th and 20th centuries. Dr. Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman is the scion of such a heritage. Doyen and the greatest living exponent of mrudangam, Dr. Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman is among the most widely acclaimed, respected and admired musicians of the Indian Classical Scenario as a whole.
His musical journey has been shaped by famed masters who in his own words, “opened the floodgates of knowledge” From his arangetram as a 10-year-old boy in 1945, Dr. Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman has today entranced almost 3 generations – over the last seven decades – with his wizardry in mrudangam. He has performed across the globe, accompanying the greatest musicians of his age, alongside numerous solo performances.