Shri Sadagopan Kannan Embar was born into a
family of musicians on 19 February 1975 in
Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He received his initial training
in music from Shri Subbanna Bhagavathar and Shri
Vittal Ramamurthy. Later he trained further under
Shrimati A. Kanyakumari. Sadagopan has
distinguished himself as a soloist, and has also
accompanied veterans of Carnatic music. He has
performed in many prestigious festivals in India and
A recipient of the C.C.R.T. scholarship of the Government of India, he has been honoured by the Narada Gana Sabha as well as the Music Academy, Madras. He was also given the Shanmukha S a n g e e t h a S h i r o m a n i A w a r d b y t h e Shanmukhananda Sabha, Mumbai. He has many recordings to his credit.
Shri Sadagopan Kannan Embar is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2010 for his talent in the field of Carnatic Instrumental Music.