P. S. Narayanaswamy

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P. S. Narayanaswamy
P. S. Narayanaswamy
P. S. Narayanaswamy
Background information
Birth namePuliyur Subramaniam Narayanaswamy
Born(1934-02-24)24 February 1934
Konerirajapuram, Thanjavur,
Madras Presidency, British India
Died16 October 2020(2020-10-16) (aged 86)
GenresCarnatic music

Puliyur Subramaniam Narayanaswamy (or Narayanaswami; 24 February 1934 – 16 October 2020) was a Carnatic music vocalist.


He learnt music from Tiruppambaram Somasundaram Pillai, T. M. Thiagarajan and later from Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer. He was also a highly acclaimed teacher.[1]

He was awarded the Bala Gana Kala Rathnam at the age of 12. He worked in All India Radio.[2] In 1999, he was conferred the title, 'Sangita Kala Acharya' by the Music Academy.[3] He was awarded `Padma Bhushan' by the Government of India in 2003.[1][4][5][6]

He died on 16 October 2020.


  1. ^ a b "Saluting a great teacher". The Hindu. 20 February 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Musician-teacher par excellence". The Hindu. 13 June 2003. Archived from the original on 19 November 2004. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Sangita Kala Acharya". The Music Academy. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Kalam presents Padma awards". Rediff. 3 April 2003. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Words of wisdom from a vidwan!". Narayana Vishwanath. New Indian Express. 10 December 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Vocalist, dance exponent honoured". The Hindu. 15 December 2005. Retrieved 26 August 2015.[dead link]

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