Dr. Sirkali Siva Chidambaram speaks at length about devotional music in the era of iTunes and Youtube

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This week’s ‘Gnyaayiru Kaalai 10 Manikku 10 Kelvigal‘ features Part 2 of the exclusive Interview with Padmashri Dr. Sirkali G. Siva Chidambaram. 

He evinced keen interest in music right from a very tender age. He inherited the musical traits, under the able guidance of his father, and the rigorous whip-cord training in classical music from his ‘guru’ Sangeetha Vidwan B. Krishnamurthy, he gained more knowledge about the nuances and subtleties of classical music.

He has been blessed by eminent personalities as a child prodigy in music. His interest in music was so wide that he not only graduated in classical carnatic music, but also from the Trinity College of Music, London in the Pianoforte.

Dr.Sirkali Sivachidambaram has recorded a song, Enadharumai Raanuva Veerargaal,
written by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India. His extempore rendering of
the song on ‘Youth empowerment’ in Tamil written by former President of India
Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, during the inauguration of Tamil Isai Sangam festival in
Chennai received wide appreciation.

Click below to view the Second Part of the Exclusive Interview.


One Question.. One Answer!

Every Temple festival in Tamil Nadu had Sirkali Govindarajan‘s Kutcheri as a permanent feature. Is that legacy being continued today with Sirkali Sivachidambaram participating?

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One Question.. One Answer!!

Excerpt from the Exclusive interview with Sirkali Sivachidambaram:

How his faith in his Voice and his determination to leave an indelible mark as a Singer made Sirkali Govindarajan endure several hurdles and difficult circumstances in his journey towards recognition and acclaim.

Click here to hear his son Sirkali Sivachidambaram recall this journey for us!


Dr. Sirkali G. Siva Chidambaram throws the spotlight on his legendary father Dr. Sirkali Govindarajan’s musical journey and his own contribution in carrying forward the proud legacy!

This week’s ‘Gnyaayiru Kaalai 10 Manikku 10 Kelvigal‘ features an exclusive Interview with Padmashri Dr. Sirkazhi G. Siva Chidambaram.

Dr. Sirkali G. Siva Chidambaram is the illustrious son of Carnatic Music exponent trailblazer and colossally popular vocalist, ‘Isai Perarignar’ ‘Padmashri’ Dr. Sirkali Govindarajan.

Apart from being a musician, he is also a physician, with a Post-Graduate degree in Internal Medicine. He worked as Dean/Spl.officer, Perambalur Govt Medical college, Perambalur, Tamil Nadu.

He instituted the Isaimani Dr.Seerkali S.Govindarajan memorial foundation, a charitable trust in memory of his father to serve the society at large with medical help, scholarships and educational aids for the un-affordable apart from taking music to inaccessible areas and exposing traditional musical wealth for all in the nook and corner of the country.

Click below to view the First Part of the Exclusive Interview. The Second Part will be published on Sunday 7, October 2018.