Tribute

R K Srikantan

R K Srikantan, the senior statesman of Carnatic music, passed away on Feb 17

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R K Srikantan

R K Srikantan, the senior statesman of Carnatic music, passed away on Feb 17

R K Srikantan was 94 years young when he passed away. He epitomized pure music and his art lived because his personality and character lived through it. Coming from the musical village of Rudrapatna, Srikantan took steady and sure steps in the world of music that stood him in good stead through more than seven decades as a performing musician. His discipline and his integrity towards his art, his adherence to well-grounded principles, his meticulous training and preparation, and a highly developed sense of proportion, are all evident in his music. It is not often that a musician in his 93rd year performs more often than once a week, which R K Srikantan did. This is a short tribute to R K Srikantan and all that is good and right in music.

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