Vocalist Unnikrishnan sings at QMC alumni show

MT UNNI QMCCarnatic music vocalist P. Unnikrishnan performed on March 11 at Golden Jubilee Hall, Queen Marys College arranged by the Old Students’ Association.

Before the concert, a lively chat took place – led by people who knew him and his family. ” Unnikrishnan had three options as his career, says Alarmelu Rishi, a family friend and a senior alumna, committee member of QMC. 

He was a member of Madras Cricket Club and has played the game up to league level. Hence a career in cricket was the first option. He worked as an Admin Manager in a private firm for 3 years, hence this was the second option. Carnatic music was there  in the family as his mother Harini  is a good, trained  musician. He chose  a career in Carnatic music, she said.

His aunt Komatil Janaki was a professor of music in QMC during late 60s.

Unnikrishnan concluded the concert with a song composed by Alarmelu Rishi on goddess Karpagambal in raga shivaranjani.

He was accompanied on violin by R K Sriramkumar, on mridangam (and the tabla) by Anantha Krishnan and on ghatam by Guruprasad .

– Report and pic by V. Vasantha

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