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thavil

He had spread his talents in the art of thavil in Colombo, Kandy and Jaffna of Sri Lanka. From the year 1970 onwards he on behalf of Indian Musical Academy took part in the play of thavil at "Adivel Festival", Colombo and was felicitated. In the year 1977, he went to United States and gave concerts in special Thavil at various cities of United States and Canada and felicitated there. In the year 1996 he also went to Finland at “Summer Festival Program” and in 1997 he also went to Dubai and attended “50th year Indian Independence Program” and 1999 went to London, Germany and Australia and got several prizes and awards.

In the year 2000 he played with the Australian Art of Music (Jazz Music) and gave the music album “Into the Fire”. This music album was released all over Europe and it was a grand success. In December 2003 he played a fusion album and thaniavarthanam named”Amurtham” CD’s & Cassettes were released all over Tamil Nadu.

More than 30 years he participated as a thavil artist in Sangeetha Samalanam Program and National Program. His students in India ranges 50 and also he gave Carnatic music recoding with Namagiripettai K.Krishnan and M.P.N. Sethuraman and M.P.N. Ponnusamy, Isai Kalanjiyam program play with Dr. Sheik Chinna Moulana and Namagiripettai K.Krishnan.

He was felicitated and awarded the title “Layagnana Thavil Arasu” by Sri.Venkateshwara Bakthasabha of Royapettah, Chennai in the year 1968. Then he was awarded the title of “Sunatha Thavil Isai Chakravarthi”, “Janaranja Thavil Isai Chakravarthi” and “Din Dima Kalanipuna Makuda Rathna” by the cultural people of Salem. He was also awarded the title of “Bala Bhishvesvara” by the vidwans of music, Bangalore, Karnataka state and he is a Kanchi Kama Kodi Peedam’s ashtana vidwan.

He also participated in several musical festivals held by the Musical Academy, Tamil Musical Academy, Naradagana Sabha, Krishnagana Sabha and at various times was felicitated by several great musical artists, cultural organizations and expert commentators of music like Mr.Subbudu for his talent in playing special thavil.

He was awarded the title of Kalaimamani by Tamil Nadu state government in the year 1981. He was also awarded the title of LayaSelvam by the Muthamil Peravai in the year 1983.

T.A. Kaliyamurthy was recognized for his marvellous talent and was honoured for the same too! This great maestro still continues to win the hearts of millions of music lovers around world . Below is a list of brilliant artist’s titles and honors.

a. He was felicitated and awarded the title “Layagnana Thavil Arasu” by Sri Venkateshwara Bakthasabha of Royapettah, Chennai in the year 1968

b. He was awarded the title of “KALAIMAMANI” by Tamil Nadu State Government in the year 1981

c. He also awarded the title of “LAYA SELVAM” by MUTTHAMIL PERAVAI in the year 1983.

d. He was awarded the title of “Bala Bhishvesvara” by the vidwans of music Bangalore

e. He was awarded the title of “Sangeetha Kalasagara”by Music Academy of Visakapattnam

f. He was awarded the title of “Sunatha Thavil Isai Chakravarthi” and “Din Dima Kalanipuna Makuda Rathna” by the cultural people of Salem.

g. He was awarded the title of ” Kanji Kamakodi Peedam Asthana Vidwan

h. He was awarded the title of “Valayapatti Award” by valayapatti festival in the year 2008.

i. He was awarded the title of ” Gowri Manohari award” by Sruthi Laya Kendra in the year 2009.

j. He was awarded the title of ” Sangeetha Soodamani” by Krishna Gana Sabha in the year 2014.

k. Kendra Sangeet Natak Academy award (2014)



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