|Mannargudi A Easwaran|
April 1, 1947|
Mannargudi, Tamil Nadu, India
Mannargudi Easwaran (Tamil: மன்னார்குடி ஈஸ்வரன்) (born April 1, 1947) is a leading contemporary mridangam player and Carnatic musician. He is a staff artiste of All India Radio and has received several awards, including Kalaimamani from the Government of Tamil Nadu in 2003 (for the year 2001) and the Palghat Mani Iyer Award in 2006.
Easwaran has played the Mridangam alongside many notable carnatic musicians, including Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, M. S. Subbulakshmi, M. L. Vasanthakumari, Maharajapuram Santhanam, M. Balamuralikrishna, Veena S Balachander, T. N. Krishnan, Lalgudi Jayaraman, Madurai T. N. Seshagopalan, Flute Mali, Dr N. Ramani. Among the contemporary artists he has played alongside T. V. Sankaranarayanan, O. S. Thyagarajan, N. Ravikiran, Maharajapuram S Ramachandran, Sudha Raghunathan, Unni Krishnan, Sanjay Subrahmanyan, Vijay Siva, Ganesh and Kumaresh and T.M. Krishna.
- Kalaimamani Awards
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