(Last Updated on : 09-10-2012)
Pallavi Seshayyer was born in the year 1842. He was a popular composer of Carnatic music
, who followed the traditions of the famous composer Tyagaraja
. Seshayyar was a singer in the court of the king of Mysore
. As a singer, he was an expert of the techniques of Ragam-Thanam-Pallavi, a unique style of singing Carnatic music. This expertise gave him his epithet Pallavi Seshayyar. He could also compose exploiting rare Ragas
Seshayyar was born in Neykkarapatti, a village near Salem, Tamil Nadu
. His father was also a student of Tyagaraja. Seshayyar learnt many of the songs composed by Tyagaraja from his father.
Later in life Seshayyar moved to Chennai
and taught a number of students. Seshayyar mainly composed in Sanskrit language
and Telugu language
Pallavi Seshayyer died in the year 1909.
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