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Lalgudi Gopala Iyer Jayaraman, was a well-known Carnatic violinist, vocalist and composer. Born in the lineage of a disciple of the saint musician Thyagaraja, Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman inherited the essence of Carnatic music from his versatile father, late V R Gopala Iyer, who trained him meticulously. He expanded the style of violin playing by inventing a whole new technique that is designed to best suit the needs of Indian Classical Music and establishing a unique style that came to be known as ‘Lalgudi Bani’. Bombay Jayashri Ramnath, Vishakha Hari, Saketraman, S P Ramh are some of his well known disciples. At the Edinburgh festival in 1965, Yehudi Menuhin, the renowned violinist, impressed by Lalgudi’s technique, presented him with his Italian violin. The violinist who was 82 breathed his last yesterday. Margazhi regrets the loss of this doyen musician.

Margazhi has covered concerts of few of his disciples:

Sweet Notes Filled the Air
Bombay Jayashri – Carnatic Music Concert

Lalgudi Jayaraman (1930-2013)