PADMABHUSHAN DR. N. RAJAM
One of the finest and outstanding artists in the field of music, violin virtuoso Padmabhushan Dr. Smt. N. Rajam needs no introduction. Her magical fingers enchant the tuneful strings of the violin to create a divine and sublime atmosphere. She brought out a new realm into the world of classical music by introducing the “Gayaki Ang”, a technique that presents the vocal style of music on the violin, which has made her globally renowned as the Singing Violin. Coming from a family of traditional musicians, she mastered the Carnatic style at a very young age, and later ventured into the Hindustani style, and made a path-breaking entry through her Gayaki Ang. She has performed in numerous prestigious music festivals all across the globe and has been loved by audiences all over the world. Apart from being a great performer, Dr. Rajam has also served as the Dean at the Banaras
Hindu University for 40 years and has also been conferred the title 'Emeritus Professor' in recognition of her outstanding talents and service to music. She has been the recipient of countless prestigious awards including one of the highest civilian honours in India, the Padmashri & the Padmabhushan by the President of India, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award to name a few.