The veteran music critic of The Hindu SV Krishnamurthy passed away on 30 November 2014 after a brief illness. He was 89.
• Born in 1925, Krishnamurthy joined The Hindu in 1947 in a Kasturiranga Iyengar studentship and was promoted as a sub-editor in 1948.
• He rose to be an Assistant Editor in 1970, first looking at the editions and then working for the Sunday magazine .
• Though he formally retired in 1983, he was on extension of service till 1990.
• He continued as a consultant and music critic of the newspaper till the very end.