I present to you Sir, Shri
Shri Mallayadas Kirupanandawari
was bom in 1906 in
Kangeyaneliore.He received his
initial training in music from his
father, Shri Mallayadasar
Bhagavathar. Subsequently, he
also learnt Thiruppugazh and to
play the Veena. A widely read
scholar of Tamil and Sanskrit,
Shri Kirupanandawari has written
numerous books including a
critique on Thiruppugazh.
With a performing career spanning several decades, he has developed an individual style of rendering Kathakalakshepam and continues to draw and captivate vast audiences to his musical discourses even today. Deeply religious, he is known for his philanthropic disposition and has liberally contributed to various charities including, among others, the maintenance of an orphanage with over three hundred inmates.
For his outstanding achievements he has been honoured by Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam and the Tamil Isai Sangam besides several other organisations.
For his eminence in the field of Music and his contribution to its enrichment, Shri Mallayadas Kirupanandawari has been elected Fellow of the Sangeet Natak Akademi