Renowned Carnatic flautist Dr. Natesan Ramani passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He was 82 and died due throat cancer.
He was known for introducing the long flute in Carnatic music and had developed his own inimitable style in the field of flute music especially on Venu flute.
About Dr. Natesan Ramani
- Ramani was born 15 October 1934 in Tiruvarur city of Tamil Nadu which is the birthplace of Trinity of Carnatic music.
- He had first learnt music from his maternal grandfather Sri Aazhiyur Narayanaswami Iyer who was a well-known flute artist and singer.
- Ramani had performed his first concert on All India Radio (AIR) in 1945. Later his talent had helped him to reach the highest point in his career and become an artist of international fame.
- Awards and Honours: Sangita Kalanidhi title (1996) of the Music Academy, Sangeetha Kalasikhamani award (2007) etc.