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Thiruvarur Shri. Vaidhyanathan


He belongs to a family of percussionists. He started playing the mridangam very early in life. His first teachers were his grandfather Thiruvarur Shri. Kunju Iyer, and his uncle Thiruvarur Shri. Nagarajan. He was born with a natural sense of rhythm that made him perform in concerts when he was still learning. With time, he became a disciple of mridangam maestro Shri. Kaaraikudi Mani. He has won several awards and medals, including the Yuva Kala Bharathi in 1993.