Papanasam Ashok Ramani

An accomplished Carnatic Vocal musician for over 20 years. Grandson of Tamil Composer Brahmashri Papanasam Siva, he commenced music training at a very young age with his mother Dr. Rukmini Ramani (daughter of Papanasam Sivan). Subsequently was under the tutelage of Dr. S. Ramanathan. Learnt from Calcutta K.S. Krishnamurthy & Bombay Ramachandran. A disciple of Palghat K.V. Narayanaswamy for over 17 years. Presently learning from Vidwan Sri. P.S. Narayanaswamy.

Sri Ashok Ramani has performed in all major Sabhas all over India and abroad. His performances in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and at the Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival at Cleveland, Ohio were well received by rasikas.

Apart from concerts, Sri Ashok Ramani also specialises in lecture demonstrations and has provided many such lectures in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia & United States. Sri Ashok Ramani has also perfomred in many European countries like Germany, France, Switzerland & London.

He has been confered the title of “ISAI PAEROLI” by Karthik Fine Arts and also has the distinction of having won the “Youth Excellence” award by Maharajapuram Vishwanatha Iyer Trust in 1998. His other awards include “Isai Bharathi”, “Yuva Kala Bharathi” etc.

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