T. V. Sankaranarayanan

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Tiruvalangadu Vembu Iyer Sankaranarayanan
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Background information
Also known as TVS
Born (1945-03-07)7 March 1945
Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Origin India
Genres Indian classical music
Occupation(s) Classical vocalist
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.

Padma Bhushan Sankaranarayanan, is a winner of the Sangeetha Kalanidhi award instituted by the Madras Music Academy and is particularly noted for easily reaching the upper notes.


T. V. Sankaranarayanan sings at Kanhangad in Kerala on 17.2.2017 in Thyagaraja - Purantharadasa sangeetholsavam

He was born in Mayiladuturai of Thanjavur district in the state of Tamil Nadu in south India. At the age of nine, he started learning music from his uncle, 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[edit]


  1. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015.