Artist Highlight

S Balachander

Music of the multifaceted genius in connection with his death anniversary on April 13.

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RJ: Srividya

S Balachander

Music of the multifaceted genius in connection with his death anniversary on April 13.

S Balachander was a genius and a man of inexhaustible curiosity and range of talent. He was a self-taught veena player, who innovated enough to have his style of veena-playing to be named after him. He also played a range of other instruments, including tabla, harmonium, mridangam, shehnai, dilruba and sitar. S Balachander's endeavours weren't restricted to Carnatic music, either. He was a presence in the film industry, too, as producer, director, music director, actor, singer, playback singer and dancer. He was a brilliant chess player, and was good at languages. He was a devoted family man who adored his son and would write unusual letters to him filled with puzzles and quizzes. This programme of the unique artiste is in connection with his death anniversary on April 13, and the music it features showcases the extraordinary skills of S Balachander.

Songs in this Program