Embar Kannan



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 abroad.
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.