O. S. Vaidyanathan - or Arun, as he
is more popularly known began his music
training under his father Vidwan O.V.
Subramaniam. Arun, later qualified in
Alankar Purna from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya.
He also topped the Sangeetha Shironmani
course in Carnatic Music conducted by the
faculty of Music and Fine Arts of Delhi
University. Arun has received several awards
which include Culture India Award (1989),
Best Vocalist award from Indian Fine Arts
Society (1997-98), Best Pallavi award from
Krishna Gana Sabha, Best Vocalist/Alapana
award from Music Academy (2000-01). In 2000,
he was conferred the Brahma Gana Samrat by
the Brahma Gana Sabha.