Palghat Srirama Bhagavathar

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Palghat Rama Bhagavathar (5 June 1888 – 26 May 1957) was an Indian musician.

Bhagavathar was born in Mundaya (മുണ്ടായ) village near Shoranur, Palghat, Kerala, India and was a renowned Carnatic vocalist. He took his early gurukulavasam with Palghat Anantarama Bhagavathar as well as Carnatic exponents like Maha Vaidyanatha Iyer. His father, Kasturi Ranganathan was an Adhikari or a Revenue Collector in British India who was called Adhikari Rangan Pattar.

Career[edit]

His first Carnatic concert was at the Kalpathy Kasi Viswanatha Swamy Temple and so was his last concert.

He launched the Palghat (Palakkad) edition of the Thyagaraja Aradhana at Kalpathi Ram Dhyana Madom.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He died in May 1957 in Kalpathi, Kerala. His wife, Rugmani Ammal, died in 1991. The couple had seven sons: Ranganathan (Raju), Seshamani, Venkataramanan, Viswanathan, Lakshminarayanan, Sankaran and Krishnan. They also had 3 daughters - Mangalam, Kanakam and Jayam.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ganapathi, K. (25 December 2009). "Songs of Devotion`". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 September 2012.