Today, the Centenary Celebration of Palghat Mani Iyer is being held at The Music Academy, Chennai. Palghat Mani Iyer’s phenomenal achievement and contribution to the “mridangam mind” and “mridangam sound” have influenced all master percussionists who have succeeded him. In this tribute published by The Hindu, Sriram Parasuram presents some wonderful facts about this legend, whose genius lingers on even today, thirty years after his time.

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Palghat Mani Iyer (left) Photo: Matrka. (Right top): Palghat Mani Iyer with son T.R. Rajaram. (Right bottom): At the 1956 Tiruvaiyaru Tyagaraja Aradhana with stalwarts Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar, Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer, Palladam Sanjeeva Rao (flute), S.V. Parthasarathy, K.V. Narayanaswamy and Palghat Raghu. Photos: T.R. Rajamani

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