Renowned violinist and composer Lalgudi Jayaraman died in Chennai on 22 April 2013 at 82 because of illness. He is said to be equivalent to Pandit Ravi Shankar, in the violin. He is survived by his son and daughter, both of whom are the renowned violinists as well.
About Lalgudi Jayaraman
• He was born on 17 September 1930 in the musical family.
• He started his musical career at the age of just 12 years.
• He was trained in Carnatic classical style.
• He is known for introduction of new concepts of musical ensembles using veena, flute and violin in 1960s.
• He was also a Padma Bhushan awardee in 2001.
• In 1963, he earned the title of Nada Vidya Tilaka by the Music Lovers’ Association of Lalgudi.
• He won the Padma Shri in 1972.
• He received the first Chowdaiah Memorial National-Level award by the Chief Minister of Karnataka.
• In 1994, he received the honorary citizenship of Maryland, US.
• He won National Film Award for Best Music Direction for film titled Sringaram in 2006.
• In the year 2010, he became the fellow of the Sangeet Natak Akademi.