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Violinist Kunnakudi Vaidhyanathan Dies at 73

Violinist Kunnankudi vaidhyanathan passed away yesterday(September 8th) at a private city hospital in chennai, He was 73. He experienced a sudden ailment and he was admitted in hospital and was kept under emergency care before he died.


He is considered by many to be an arresting and innovative violinist in the Carnatic Genre. He was awarded the prestigious “Padma Shri” title by the Indian government, “Sangita Mamani”, “Best Music Director” award and more than 200 other awards.

Kunakudi Vaidyanathan made a speacial appearance in the 2005 Tamil blockbuster movie Anniyan directed by Shankar.

Our Sincere Condolences to Violinist Kunnakudi Vaidhyanathan family and friends.

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  • ramya prakash September 9, 2008, 5:14 pm

    its really a saddening news to hear that the great violin maestro kunnakudi vaithiyanathan had passed away.
    lets pay tribute to this life time achiever.

  • Revathy Raman September 10, 2008, 9:32 am

    Our Diwali Day always used tostart with the Violin of KKV.

    We will miss that hereafter….

    Anyway long live his gifts to the Carnatic World..


    Dr Raman & Revathy Raman

  • Sivakumar Lakshman - Bahrain October 5, 2008, 8:40 pm

    Like the saying goes, “All good things have to come to an end” Maestro Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan is not amidst us now. But his distinct and personalised style of playing the Violin would certainly be embedded in us. I am unable to complete this as for me Violin mean only the face of Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan. May I pray to Bhagawan Baba to make his soul rest in peace.

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