M K S Siva

M K S Siva, well known as 'Mambalam' Siva, was born to M K Swaminathan, a great Nadaswaram artiste himself. Siva started handling the Nadaswaram from the tender age of ten and learnt it in the traditional way from his father. He was designated as an 'A' grade artiste in the year 1979 at the All India Radio. He has also performed in the National Programme of Music and also in many other programmes.

He has been serving God at the ancient Shiva Vishnu Temple, T Nagar, Chennai, by playing Nadaswaram during the prayers. He also plays at the Tirumala Tirupati Devastanam during special prayers. He has been awarded many titles including "Madhurandha Visharada", "Nadalayasura Vishradha", "Nadaswara Ezhilisai Thingal", "Nadaswara Sikamani", "Nadakkanal" and "Kalaimamani".

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