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T Viswanathan

Music of the flautist from the Dhanammal tradition in connection with his birth anniversary on August 13.

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T Viswanathan

Music of the flautist from the Dhanammal tradition in connection with his birth anniversary on August 13.

T Viswanathan, grandson of Veena Dhanammal and brother of T Balasaraswati, was born on 13 August 1927. He was one of the most influential Carnatic musicians in the USA, where he spent many years researching and teaching. Jon B Higgins, the first musician from the West to make a mark in Carnatic music, was Viswa's student. For his contribution to Carnatic music as a musician of refined aesthetics and also for his important role as a teacher, T Viswanathan was conferred the highest honour in Carnatic music, the Sangita Kalanidhi, in 1988.

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