Well-known, senior vidwan T.P. Vaidyanathan passed away on March 1, 2019, in Mysore. He was 85 years old. Having learnt from Vidwan B.K.Padmanabha Rao, a direct disciple of Mysore Vasudevacharya, T.P. Vaidyanathan belongs to the musical lineage of the composer-musician Vasudevacharya.
Vidwan Vaidyanathan hailed from Trissur and spend most part of his life in Mysore with stints in Chennai. While in Chennai he was a lecturer in Kalakshetra, where Mysore Vasudevacharya also served as a teacher for a long time. T.P Vaidyanathan was a A Grade artiste in All India Radio and Doordarshan. He continued to perform until recently. Last year, he presented a concert in Mysore Vasudevachar's house in Mysore.
He was also seen as a huge philanthropist who donated a large part of his earnings to music organisations and needy musicians.
Listen to T.P Vaidyanathan - Samodam chintayami in Udaya Ravichandrika. Swati Tirunal Composition. Accompanied by M. Chandrasekaran on the violin and Umayalpuram Sivaraman on the mridangam.