- Published By: Sruti
It would need the special gifts of Mayan, the architect
who tricked the Kauravas in the Mahabharata tale,
to design and erect a hall of mirrors that can reflect the
diverse facets of T.V. Gopalakrishnan's career in music.
As he, an ashtavadhani in a broad sense, stands in the
middle of such a hall, one mirror would reveal him as
the senior mridanga vidwan he is, another as a Carnatic
vocalist and a third as a Hindustani singer, while
other silvered glasses would reflect images of him
as teacher, composer, researcher, innovator and
organiser. Eve of the famed American psychological
study had only three faces; Gopalakrishnan has eight.
Eve's was a split personality; Gopalakrishnan's is an