Source: The Hindu; Author: Saraswathy Nagarajan; Photo Courtesy: S. Gopakumar

Surrounded by tanpuras in different shapes and sizes, hundreds of awards jostling for space on every available space (think plaques, statuettes, citations…) and thick bound books filled with musical notations and lyrics, K. Omanakutty is very much at home in her world of music. Over the years, Omanakutty teacher, as she is known to her legion of students that includes household names such as K.S. Chitra and B. Arundhathi, has build up an enviable reputation as a teacher and Carnatic vocalist. She belongs to that rare breed of academicians who also excel as performers.

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