Ramnad Raghavan

Ramnad V. Raghavan (19 June 1927 – 21 November 2009) was a South Indian player of the mridangam. He was born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, to P. Vaidyanatha Ayyar of Kooniyur, Tirunelveli district, and Brhannayaki.

Ramnad V. Raghavan
Ramnad Vaidyanatha Raghavan

(1927-06-19)19 June 1927
Madurai, Tamilnadu
Died21 November 2009(2009-11-21) (aged 82)
Chennai, Tamilnadu
OccupationMridangam player
Parent(s)P. Vaidyanatha Iyer,

Beginning in 1970, he taught for many years at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, United States. He was also a key initiator for the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana. He retired and moved to Chennai, India. He died on 21 November 2009 at the age of 82 in Chennai[1] His students have included Glen Velez, Jamey Haddad, David Nelson, Patricia Shehan Campbell, Frank Bennett, and Joseph M. Getter.


  1. Drake, Olivia Bartlett (30 November 2009). "Artist in Residence Raghavan Dies Nov. 21". The Wesleyan Connection. Retrieved 9 February 2010.

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