T K Ramachandran

T.K.Ramachandran, entered the IAS in the year 1991 and has handled several important assignments in the Tamilnadu cadre with distinction. His mother Leela Krishnamoorthy, a talented musician herself, gave him his initial exposure to Carnatic music fundamentals through ashtapadis and bhajans. At school, TK received many prizes and awards for his musical talents. One of the most memorable of these was the first prize in the All India Vande Mataram competition which he received from venerable freedom fighter Acharya Kripalani. He has also learnt several compositions and pathantharas from Chitraveena Ravikiran, T Brinda, Rama Ravi, and Padmaja Srinivasan . He has performed extensively in Chennai and several other cities in India and in the US.

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