S. R. Janakiraman
S. Rangasamy Janakiraman
12 July 1928
|Parent(s)||Rangaswami Iyer, Gowri Ammal|
S.R.Janakiraman (born 12 July 1928) is a Carnatic vocalist and a musicologist.He is a recipient of several awards including the Sangita Kala Acharya (The Music Academy), Kalaimamani from the Tamil Nadu Government and the Sangeet Natak Academy Award of the Government of India and the Padma Shri.
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