T. V. Sankaranarayanan
|Tiruvalangadu Vembu Iyer Sankaranarayanan|
|Also known as||TVS|
7 March 1945|
Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Genres||Indian classical music|
|Years active||since 1968|
T. V. Sankaranarayanan (Tiruvalangadu Vembu Iyer Sankaranarayanan, born March 7, 1945) is a Carnatic vocalist (South Indian classical singer), known for his music that stems from the style of his late uncle-guru, Madurai Mani Iyer.
He made his debut on the concert platform in 1968 and then gradually established himself as a Carnatic vocalist. He has performed in India and abroad and has several albums. In a profile published in the Financial Express, Subbudu, a music critic, once wrote: "Sankaranarayanan is indeed an asset to the Carnatic music world, where the tribe of good vocalists is dwindling."
Awards and honours
- Gayaka Sikhamani by Bhairavi, USA in 1981
- Swara Laya Ratnakara by Ramakrishnananda Saraswati of Sri Vidyasram, Rishikesh in 1986
- Ganakalaratnam by Dr. Semmangudi Srinivasa Ayyar in 1987
- Nadakanal By Nadakanal, Madras in 1987
- Innisai Perarasu By Bharati Kalamandram, Toronto in 1981
- Sangeetha Ratnakara By Vassar College in 1975
- Swara Yoga Shironmani By Yoga Jivana Satsangha (International)in 1997
- Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1990
- Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 2003
- Sangeetha Kalanidhi by the Madras Music Academy in 2003
- Sangeetha Kalasikhamani by The Indian Fine Arts Society in 2005
- Vidhya Tapasvi by TAPAS Cultural Foundation in 2012
- "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
- On a joyous musical journey from The Hindu newspaper