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Tanjavur K. Murugabhoopathi


He belongs to a family of musicians and artists. His father, Thanjai Kalyanasundaram is a well-known actor, musician, and poet. Murugabhoopathi had his initial training under T.R. Srinivasan, lecturer in the Tamilnadu Music College. He received the ʽVadhya Visharadaʼ from there. After a two-year concert experience, he trained under the late mridangam maestro, Thanjavur Upendran, in the traditional Gurukulavasam style. The ten year period under him provided the fine atmosphere and helped shape up the artist in him. He has won several awards and has traveled the globe accompanying many great present day musicians.