Mridangom Maestro Mavelikkara S R Raju passed away on 08-06-2014
Mridangom Maestro Mavelikkara S R Raju passed away at Medical College Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram, on 08-06-2014, Sundat at 10.45 PM. He was 79. He was the first disciple of the great Mridangom Maestro Padmasree Mavelikkara Krishnan Kutty Nair.
He has bagged several awards and recognitions including the fellowships from Kerala Sangeeth Nataka Acaqdemty and Petesburg Universiyty , USA. He had visited USA 4 times with his performances. He has accompanied on Mridamgom for the renowned artsits like Shemmankudi Sreenivasa Iyer, Madhuramoni Ityer, Nedunoori Krishnamoorthy, G N Balasubramaniom, Neyyattinkara Vasudevan, K J Yesudas, Dr Balamurali Krishna.
He was on rest for several months at his residence at Thycaud (TSGRA – 43) . His family consist of his wife Geetha Kumari and Son Harikrishnan. His daughter Lakshmi had passed away before.