Shri Mavelikkara Velukkutty Nair

A very great Mridangam artist who had proved both as a brilliant performer as well as a Great Guru... Find Out More

About Shri Mavelikkara Velukkutty Nair


Mavelikkara Velukkutty Nair was born on 2 October 1925 in Chettikulangara (near Mavelikkara), Alleppey district, Kerala.

He had undergone preliminary lessons in Mridangam from father Mridanga Vidwan Muthukulam S. Kumara Pillai. Later undergone advanced training from Maestro Sangeetha Kalanidhi Padmabhooshan

Palghat Mani Iyer under Gurukula system for a period of 8 years. Late Palghat R. Raghu and Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman were also disciples of Palghat Mani Iyer along with him.

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Mridangam Parassala Ravi
journy with Guru Shri Mavelikkara Velukutty Nair

Mridangam Parassala Ravi journy with Guru Shri Mavelikkara Velukutty Nair

89th Birth Anniversary of Mridangam Maestro
Shri Mavelikkara Velukutty Nair

89th Birth Anniversary of Mridangam Maestro Shri Mavelikkara Velukutty Nair

Shri Mavelikkara Velukkutty Nair's Awards & Videos


Highest Award

A Top Graded Artist in
All India Radio and Doordarshan.

Sangeetha Kalaacharya

From Madras
Music Academy in 2008

Mridanga Kalashiromani

Palghat Mani Iyer Foundation,
Bangalore in 2007

Mridanga Kalanidhi

From Nair Service Society,
Muscat Chapter


Puthukkotta Dakshinamoorthy

Pillai Memorial Trust,
Trichi

Vadya Kulapathi

Kaladarppanam,
Aluva in 2002

Sangeetha Ratna

Adi Sankara Veda Vedanta
Samskritha Co-operative Society, Trivandrum

Kottaram Sankunni Nair Award

Harmoniom Chakravarthy Kottaram Sankunni Nair Memorial Trust, Changanassery