Noted violinist TN Krishnan passes away in Chennai at the age of 92. He is survived by his wife Kamala, son Sriram Krishnan and daughter Viji Krishnan. TN Krishnan was born in Tripunithura in Kerala in 1928.
He started his career as a violinist at a young age and went on to perform with several legendary musicians across generations. He re-located to Chennai in 1942 and had been living in the city since then.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to his Twitter page to pay his last respects to the celebrated musician.
He wrote, “The demise of noted violinist Shri TN Krishnan leaves a big void in the world of music. His works beautifully encapsulated a wide range of emotions and strands of our culture. He was also an outstanding mentor to young musicians. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti (sic).”
His fans took to Twitter to share their tributes to remember the late violinist.
Apart from performing at concerts, TN Krishnan also taught at the Chennai Music College. Later, he was the Dean at the School of Music and Fine Arts.