I present to you, Sir, Lalgudi Shri G. Jayaraman. Born in 1930 Shri Jayaraman is one of the leading violinists of the Karnatak system today. He studied with his father, Lalgudi V.R. Gopalaiyer, and has the distinction of belonging to the direct sisya parampara of Shri Thyagaraja. Shri Jayaraman’s style is noted for its chastity of rendition and the ease with which he communicates the ethos of the music. Besides being a violinist of distinction, Shri Jayaraman has also composed a number of Varnams and Tillanas. Shri Jayaraman has been widely honoured. He received ‘Kalai Mamani’ of the Tamil Nadu Eyal Isai Nataka Manram and is one of the State Musicians of Tamil Nadu. He is also an Asthana Vidwan of the Tirupati Devasthanam. Shri Jayaraman has toured abroad widely, playing at the Edinburgh Festival and also in USA, Canada, Switzerland and various other countries. For his eminence in the fied of music and his contribution to its enrichment Lalgudi Shri G. Jayaraman receives the Sengeet Natak Akademi Award for Karnatak Instrumental Music for 1978.