Ramnad Raghavan

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Ramnad V. Raghavan
Born Ramnad Vaidyanatha Raghavan
(1927-06-19)June 19, 1927
Madurai, Tamilnadu
Died November 21, 2009(2009-11-21) (aged 82)
Chennai, Tamilnadu
Occupation Mridangam player
Parent(s) P. Vaidyanatha Iyer,

Ramnad V. Raghavan (June 19, 1927 - November 21, 2009) was a South Indian player of the mridangam. He was born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, to P. Vaidyanatha Ayyar of Kooniyur, Tirunelveli district, and Brhannayaki.

Beginning in 1970, he taught for many years at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, United States. He was also a key initiator for the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana. He retired and moved to Chennai, India. He died on November 21, 2009 at the age of 82 in Chennai[1] His students have included Glen Velez, Jamey Haddad, David Nelson, Patricia Shehan Campbell, Frank Bennett, and Joseph M. Getter.


  1. ^ Drake, Olivia Bartlett (November 30, 2009). "Artist in Residence Raghavan Dies Nov. 21". The Wesleyan Connection. Retrieved February 9, 2010.

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