Founder, SPIC MACAY
Prof. Krishnan was actively concerned within the motion. He travelled throughout North India performing concert events for SPIC MACAY. He was as snug enjoying in a small setting as he was in an enormous auditorium. I can always remember an occasion when he carried out to a small group of post-graduate college students on the Mansarovar Hostel of the Delhi College. With a pleasing smile on his face, he would enthusiastically work together with college students and had a method of capturing their consideration along with his steeped-in-tradition music. An iconic violinist aside, he was an introspective musician; somebody who did a variety of chintan manan (pondering). This was why his music was extra inward-looking. His method was easy and refined, he by no means performed to the gallery. A beautiful human being, I at all times admired how his spouse Kamala and he complemented one another. She was his help system. I additionally labored with him intently when he was the vice-chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akademi.
SPIC MACAY has organised a memorial on November 15 (from 9 p.m.) that might be streamed worldwide.
Having shared the stage with Krishnan sir for greater than 30 years, his demise has created a vacuum in each my music and life. I used to be 23 after I first met him at Tamil Nadu Music School, the place he was a professor earlier than changing into the principal. He complimented me after I carried out at one of many month-to-month kutcheris of the school. He inspired me quite a bit. It was from him that I learnt how one ought to construct a efficiency, the time administration, self-discipline, and professionalism required, and the best way to construction and current a live performance. Melody, sruti suddham and readability in raga delineations made his music linger within the thoughts. He gained over individuals along with his simplicity and heat. His life was an instance of how a vidwan’s must be led.
A magnanimous guru
Violinist and disciple
The passing away of TNK Sir has left me desolated. I really feel his greatness lay in the truth that in an auditorium brimming with individuals, one acquired the sensation that he was enjoying to every one among them. My tutelage beneath him began on the age of eight and I keep in mind how superbly he tiptoed the road between being a strict disciplinarian within the class and an affectionate individual outdoors it. “Azhutthi vaashi!” he would say, stressing the significance of evenness in tone and bowing, which was the key behind the honeyed sound of his violin. I might obtain no larger present than the chance of accompanying Sir on stage; he was a magnanimous guru. His rendition of ragas like Yadukulakambhoji, Suruti, Bilahari, Sindhu Bhairavi and so forth. created a rasa that permeated the live performance corridor. He has proven that one can attain out to a wider viewers by presenting the raga music in a pristine method. These attributes mixed with a cheerful face and an interesting character; he was at all times immaculately dressed, is the picture imprinted in my thoughts of my TNK Sir.