Violin maestro Krishnan passes away at 92 in Chennai
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled his death in a tweet.
Violin maestro and Padma awardee T.N. Krishnan passed away on Monday evening in Chennai at the age of 92.
Condoling Krishnan's demise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said in a tweet, “The demise of noted violinist T. N. Krishnan leaves a big void in the world of music. His works beautifully encapsulated a wide range of emotions and strands of our culture. He was also an outstanding mentor to young musicians. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.”
A child prodigy, Krishnan went on to perform with legends from several generations. Krishnan had performed concerts with Carnatic music legends like Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar, Alathur Brothers, Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, M.D. Ramanathan and Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer.
He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1974 and the Sangeetha Kalanidhi in 1980. The Government of India honoured Krishnan with the Padma Shri in 1973 and the Padma Bhushan in 1992. He received the Sangeetha Kalasikhamani award for the year 1999 given by The Indian Fine arts Society, Chennai.
Krishnan was a Professor of Music at a music college in Chennai and later became Dean of the School of Music and Fine Arts at the University of Delhi.