|Origin||Neyyattinkara, Kerala, India|
Neyyattinkara Vasudevan (1940–13 May 2008) was a Carnatic music vocalist from Kerala in south India. The Padmasree-winning Carnatic vocalist and disciple of Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer and Ramnad Krishnan, he combined tradition and innovation in his widely acclaimed career.
Vasudevan born in a village near Neyyattinkara in southern Travancore, and did his formal music studies from the Swati Tirunal Music College, Thiruvananthapuram, chiefly under Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer. He also did advanced studies under Ramnad Krishnan. He passed Ganabhushanam in 1960 and Sangeetha Vidwan in 1962.
He worked as assistant professor at the RLV College of Music, Thrippunithura, for nearly a decade before joining All India Radio as an A-grade staff vocalist in 1974. He retired in 2000 and was later ranked ‘A Top’, the highest honour given by AIR to classical musicians.
He died on 13 May 2008 in Thiruvananthapuram aged 68.
He has also sung for some Malayalam movies.
|1987||Parama Purusha||Swathi Thirunal|
|1987||Mamava Sada Janani||Swathi Thirunal|
|1987||Pannakendra Sayana||Swathi Thirunal|
|2000||Geyam hari naamadheyam||Mazha|
- Obituary in Sruti magazine, page 19 of August 2008 issue
- "Neyyattinkara Vasudevan dead". The Hindu. 14 May 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
- Swati award for Neyyattinkara Vasudevan from "The Hindu" newspaper
- "SNA Awardees' List". Sangeet Natak Akademi. 2016. Archived from the original on May 30, 2015. Retrieved February 5, 2016.