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Kalaimamani Thiruvalaputhur T.A. Kaliyamurthy was born on 22-10-1948 in Thiruvalaputhur to V.Arunachalam Pillai and Smt.Rajamani Ammal.



He belongs to a talented musical artist family hereditarily. His paternal grand father Thiru.Vaithilingam Pillai was a famous Mridanga Vidwan of his time. His grand father’s elder brother Pasupathia Pillai was running a residential musical school and had produced several famous artists. Pasupathia Pillai was very famous in the art of playing Thavil and used a special technique in the play of thavil called “Thiruvalaputhur Method”. Kalyani Ammal elder sister of Pasupathia Pillai was a famous Bharata Natyam artist and had got several prizes and awards of titles and used a special technique in the art of Bharata Natyam called as “Pandanallur Method” during her performance of Natyam at several states and temple festivals. Thus his ancestors rendered and dedicated themselves in the art of music in several ways.