Ramnad Krishnan

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In an age when the nagaswara-inspired, robust, masculine, forceful music of G.N. Balasubramaniam, Alathur Brothers and Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer held sway, Ramnad Krishnan’s choice of the veena-like, delicately modulated style of singing was a decisive deviation from the general trend. Regarded as synonymous with raga-s like Sahana, Begada and Saveri, Ramnad Krishnan was as passionate about what he believed to be aesthetic and pure music as he was steadfast in creating his own path in the midst of several performing greats of his times, no mean achievement. Yet, none could match his sense of the aesthetic and suggestive in music. Far ahead of his times, Ramnad Krishnan was a musician with a revolutionary streak, who innovated and experimented with aesthetic brilliance. Today, he is often described as an ideal musician and role model for aspiring Carnatic vocalists.