Kumbhakonam Sri M. Rajappa Iyer, the legendary Mridanga vidwan, has
been serving the percussion art for more than sixty years. This is a rare
and unique achievement, in the contemporary music field.
The doyen, who
is turning ninety during the end of 2005, has been a great accompanist to
famous vidwans of yesteryears and has been teaching the art to hundreds of
disciples, several of whom have made a mark as performing vidwans in the field
of percussion art.
The disciples of
Rajappa Iyer, have planned to felicitate their guru and offer
pranams to his invaluable service in a manner most appropriate and befitting
his greatness. It is proposed to release a CD and a book comprising the
mridangam lessons, unique to his style of teaching.
well-wishers of Sri. Rajappa Iyer are requested to come forward and
join the function to honour the veteran guru.
Felicitation to Guru
Pitamaha Laya Vadya Kovidha Brahmasri
Kumbakonam M. RAJAPPA IYER
by his Disciples
Date: Jan. 10th 2006
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: Narada Gana Sabha (Sathguru
details, please contact the following disciples:
Raja Rao - 24346792, 94440
Raghavan - 22533548,
- 24420756, 98410 25317
Sivakumar - 22445939,
Srinivasan - 28142814
Shankar - 22450967, 94440 50967
Murali - 55649785, 94441 90555
Ganapathiraman - 24712530, 94442