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Violinist TN Krishnan Dies At 92, PM Modi Pays Tribute

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New Delhi: Violin maestro TN Krishnan passed away in Chennai at the age of 92 on Monday evening.

Condoling the Padma awardee’s death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his demise has left a big void in the world of music.

“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,” Modi said in a tweet.

A child prodigy, Krishnan went on to perform with legends from several generations.

He learned music from his father and was later mentored by Alleppy K.Parthasarathy, a great patron of Music and sishya of Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar and later joined Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer.

Krishnan had performed concerts with Carnatic music legends like Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar, Alathur Brothers, Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, MD Ramanathan and Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer and others.

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