Chennai November 3 dmanewsdesk: Tripunithura Narayanaiyer Krishnan, popularly known as TN Krishnan, considered one of the violintrinity along with Lalgudi Jayaraman and MS Gopalakrishnan, passed away at his house in Chennai on Monday. He was 92.
Born on October 6, 1928 in Tripunithura, Kerala, to A Narayana Iyer and Ammini Ammal, Krishnan learned music from his father, was mentored by Alleppy K Parthasarathy and later joined Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer. He came to the city in the 1940s.
A recipient of the Padmashri (1973) and the Padma Bhushan (1992), Krishnan was also conferred the Sangeet Natak Akademi award (1974) and Sangeetha Kalanidhi (1980) .
Classical musician duo Ranjani-Gayathri in a tweet said the legend strode the world of violin and carnatic music like a colossus.
Source : Times of India