About the Author
Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman
Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman is a globally renowned Mridangam artiste in the musical world. With 72 years of professional career in percussive instrumental music, he has earned a unique place in the musical world through his own style of play or “Bhani”. He is both an innovator and a musical genius. His research collaboration with scientists has led to standardisation of fabrication and tonal characterisation of Mridangam. Rendering of Mridangam user and transport-friendly is his internal call. His research seeks to push musical excellence beyond the frontier of known knowledge. He is recipient of three National civilian awards: Padmasri, Padmabhushan and Padmavibhushan, and innumerable music related awards.