Former Fellow, Central Institute of Classical Tamil, MHRD, Govt. of India, Chennai.
Researcher (Music Tamil and Nataka Tamil), Musicologist, Musician (Vocal) Music Composer, Folklorist, Writer and Orator
Father and Guru
(Vocalist and Composer)
Date of Birth
Ph.D.(Music in Traditional Tamil Theatre)
M.A. (English), M.Ed.
Certificate courses in Indian Music and
Teaching of Music (T.T.C.)
Musician by Heredity
FELLOW ( Tamil Music and Theatre )
Coordinator, Antiquity of Tamil - a Multi
Disciplinary Research Project
Coordinator, Visual Episode Project
Central Institute of Classical Tamil, Chennai.
(Formerly Centre of Excellence for Classical Tamil, Mysore)
(Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India)
From 6 March 2006 to 9 May 2011
Guest Faculty (Music)
School of Performing Arts, Pondicherry University
From November 2000 to February 2006
Residential Fellow
Pondicherry Institute of Linguistics and Culture (PILC)
Visiting Professor
Dept. of Music
University of Madras, Chennai.
20 years in the field of Music Tamil, Nataka Tamil and Folk Arts    Author of 5 books and several research articles.
Several Articles on Music Tamil and Theatre to Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi for the publications of Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature.
A study material on Music Tamil to C.I.I.L.,Mysore for Online Tamil.
Lesson writer to I.C.E., University of Madras and Bharathidasan University Tiruchirappalli.
Resource person for U.G.C. Refresher /Orientation courses for Music, Theatre and Tamilology.
Giving Lecture Demonstrations and Guest Lectures in Universities, Colleges and other organizations on Music Tamil and Nataka Tamil.
Giving a long series of lecture demonstrations on Music in ancient Tamil classics with special emphasis on Tolkappiyam and the Sangam Corpus
since 2003.
Conducted several Seminars, Conferences and Training Programmes on Classical Tamil Music on behalf of the Central Institute of Classical Tamil, Chennai.
A Vocalist for 42 years and an Auditioned Artiste (MAB) of All India Radio since 1979.
A Live cassette of songs from MARIAMMAI KAVIYAM (Christian Epic Poetry) inTamil Pann Music composed and sung.
35 Years
A Teacher for Students from Primary level to University education.
Voluntarily Retired from the Department of Education , Govt. of Pondicherry,
From 18 ?06 ?1977 To 12 ?10 - 2000.
Teacher Educator in Music, Tamil, English and Value Education for School Teachers for all levels
National level Resource Person in Group singing, Choirsinging and Mass singing Trained by NCERT.
Camps attended - 15
Workshops and Training Programmes conducted -40
Taught Bharathi?ng to 3000 Children at Bombay and presented the programme before the Prime Minister Shri.Rajiv Gandhi and other dignitaries on 09-08-87 in Bombay.
Trained 3000 school children to sing theme songs and presented the programme at Pondicherry under the guidance of Sri. M.B.Srinivasan in 1987
Presented Choir Programmes in Samathuvapuram before the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu.
Documentary Films - 2
Entire Thirukkural for A.I.R. archives, Pondicherry.
5 Plays including 2 Musical plays
Many number of songs for dance and dance dramas.
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KAISIKA NATAKAM a Temple Theatre Tradition of Classical Music and Dance.
Selected Verses from Sangam Literature such as Paripadal, Pathitrupatthu, Purananuru, Agananuru, Kalithogai etc., Silappathikaram and so on for elaborate singing
Dance Drama of Bharathiars ?l Thai?for Doordarshan National Network.
Several Community songs for National Inegration in 14 Indian Languages.
Choir Songs for Doordarshan
Several Thirukkral verses for Tamil Maiyam,Chennai.
Framed syllabus for Indian Music for Classes from I to X Std for the Dept. of Education, Govt. of Pondicherry.
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