Source: The Hindu; Author: Palghat R.Ramprasad; Photo Courtesy: The Hindu

Hailed as perhaps the greatest mridangam vidwans of all time by artists and music lovers alike, Palghat Mani Iyer belongs to a rare breed of musicians whose intermittent pauses were as musical and enjoyable as his playing. On the occasion of the upcoming centenary celebrations this month, I wish to share a few witty anecdotes involving my grandfather, who was generally perceived to be staid.

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Palghat Mani Iyer. Photo: Special Arrangement