O.S. Thyagarajan, an Indian Carnatic vocalist, Died at 76

Last Updated on January 1, 2024, 5:53 am

India: Renowned Carnatic musician O.S. Thyagarajan passed away due to Cardiac arrest.

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O.S Thyagarajan, a renowned Indian Carnatic musician, passed away due to cardiac arrest at a private hospital on Sunday morning, December 31, 2023. He was 76 years old at the time of his passing.

What happened to O.S. Thyagarajan?

O.S. Thyagarajan, a renowned Carnatic vocalist, passed away due to cardiac arrest at a private hospital on Sunday morning, December 31, 2023, at the age of 76. His brother and vocalist, O.S. Arun, said he had been struggling with his health for some time. His last rites will be held on Monday, January 1, 2024. He is survived by his wife, Vaidehi, and three daughters. His absence will be dearly felt by all those who had the privilege of knowing him.

Who was O.S. Thyagarajan?

O.S. Thyagarajan was an Indian Carnatic musician. Born on April 3, 1947, he was the son and disciple of O.V. Subrahmanyum. He learnt music from vocalist T.M. Thiagarajan, while violin maestro Lalgudi Jayaraman mentored him early in his career.
Originally from Delhi, he later moved to Chennai. He was known for his musical prowess in the Carnatic music world for creating timeless classical music melodies. He was a proud recipient of the Neelakanda Sivan Nadasudhakara Award from the Neelakanda Sivan Culture Academy in Chennai, India.

Although he was widely acknowledged for his musical talents and enjoyed a celebrated career, he was marred by #MeToo allegations, which resulted in cancellation by Madras Music Academy. However, his influence in the world of Carnatic music remained undeterred.

He was an A-Top-graded artist of All India Radio and Doordarshan. He has won many accolades, including Sangeet Natak Academy Puraskar in 2012, Sangeetha Kala Sagara (Hyderabad), Nada Gana Kala Praveena (Madurai), and Nadhana Booshanam (New Delhi).

He was a luminary artist of his generation and had the honour of collaborating with notable artists like Lalgudi G. Jayaraman, M.S. Gopalakrishnan, and Palghat Mani Iyer. He performed at a large number of concerts and was regularly featured by all leading sabhas in Chennai as well as throughout India. He toured many countries, including the USA, Canada, Australia, the Middle East, South Africa, Europe, and many more. He also worked as Dean and Faculty of Fine Arts at Annamalai University for five years, training many disciples who led successful careers.

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