Veteran Nathaswaram exponent Kaanamoorthy passes away
[TamilNet, Friday, 12 September 2008, 11:50 GMT]
V.K.Kaanamoorthy, an exponent in Eezham Nathaswaram music passed away Wednesday night in Jaffna Teaching Hospital after a brief illness at 60 years of age. Kaanamoorthy with his younger brother Panchamoorthy, excelled in playing Nathaswaram not only in Sri Lanka but also in Tamil Nadu in South India, Singapore and Malaysia for more than three decades.
Kaanamoorthy was born in the year 1948 in Koa'ndaavil in Jaffna district.
At the age of 14 he learnt Nathaswaram music from veteran Vidwan Narayanasamy and later learnt most techniques in the music from Mr. Rasa of Maaviddapuram.
Once mastered in Nathaswaram, he and Panchamoorthy, had been playing the instrument in temples and other musical functions.
Both the artists have been described by the music world as the twins of Nathaswaram.