Parameswaran Nambisan


  • Primary Skill Instrument Player-Sarangi,Mridangam
  • Other Skills Instrument Player-Ghatam
  • Address Flat 5, Mayur Apartment, Dindayal Road
  • Language Tamil, Malayalam
  • Website http://

an Unusual Instrumental Musical Player in various type of percussions like Mridangam, Edakka, Ghatam, Ganjira, Chenda, Maddalam, Pakhwaj, Thavil, Tabla, Dolak etc

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Name : K.N.P. NAMBISAN alias
Lalitha Kalalayam Nambisan
Present Address : Flat 5, Mayur Apartment, Dindayal Road
Dombivli(W), Thane Dist-421202, Maharashtra
Phone: 0251–2480686/Cell:9821227219-09348781564
Languages Known : English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil
Age :59 years
Educaional Qualifications :SSC Passed.
Technical Qualifications :Stenography-60wpm
Computer knowledge:MS-Word , MS -Excel, etc.
Good Experience in Self-Correspondance

Working Experience:From 1969 – 1981 worked with various reputed companies in Mumbai as a Stenographer-cum Clerk.
From 1981 – 1987 worked in Muscat in a Construction Company as well as in Travel Agency as a Stenographer
Present Employment :From 1987 onwards working with Nalanda Nritya Kala Maha Vidyalaya – Affiliated to Mumbai University at Juhu as a Music Tutor – Musician.

Extrta Carricular Activities
Several times have taken contract of Music Concert in Mumbai’s and performed in 5-star hotels like,TAJ INTER-CONTINENTAL,THE LEELA, HOTEL AMBASSADOR Etc. and also given Classical Dance and Musical Concert in Mumbai’s 3-star Hotels also.

Visited several times, UK & Continental Countries, USSR, Korean Spring Festival, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Muscat, Sophia, Checkoslovakia, Poland, Budhapest, Sri Lanka and many other countries. Received invitation from Department of Culture to perform solo performance of Sapta Raga Tala Vadya Tarangam-Jugalbandhi at USSR .

Since 1990, awarded ‘A’ Grade Artist from Cine Music Association, Mumbai.
Sangeetkar Award Received:

“Rashtra Gaurav Puraskar” 2002 from Dattopasak Thayi Ghanekar Smruti Manch, Pune, Maharashtra .

Received B-Grade from All India Radio, Trichur, Kerala .

Chosen for the BEST CITIZENS OF INDIA AWARD in recognition of my exceptional caliber and outstanding performance in the art field of Mumbai which will be receiving by 22nd Feb.2009 from Best Citizen of India, New Delhi .


I, K.N.P. Nambisan alias Lalitha Kalalayam Nambisan – son of Late Writer Poet, Siromani Nelluvai K.N. Nambisan who is a elder brother of famous Kathakali Singer – Kalamandalam Neelakantan Nambisan, from a well known artist family (Tharavad), is an Master of Rhythm Thala Vadya Shilpi = RASHTRA GAURAV PURASKAR Award Winner – an Unusual Instrumental Musical Player in various type of percussions like Mridangam, Edakka, Ghatam, Ganjira, Chenda, Maddalam, Pakhwaj, Thavil, Tabla, Dolak etc. Since past 38 years, settled in Mumbai in the field of art. Also expert in Music Compossing, Dance Compossing, Organ, Nattuvangam, Thayambaka, etc. etc. Also compossed a dozen of Dance Ballets and successfully presented several times in and out of Mumbai.

Through consistent experiments and dedicated practice, the artist acumen of myself had substantially grown over the years and mastered in playing all the above instruments. Considering the laborious effort one has to make to learn o play even a single instrument, it would be utterly difficult to believe my masterly skill on Edakka, Mridangam, Maddalam, Ghatam, Pakhwaj, Thavil and Chenda. The suggestion inspired me and subsequent research and experiments culminated in the creation of a rare and unique musical Ensemble which I titled as SAPTA RAGA TALA VADYA THARANGAM!

Sapta Raga Tala Vadya Tharangam is a pure unification of percussion, string and wind instruments that are used on different occasions and for various purposes. The seven instruments that will be single-handedly played by me, the lead percussions are: Edakka, Mridangam, Ghatam, Pakhwaj, Ganjira, Thavil, Chenda, Maddalam etc. As this new unusual musical creation will surely serve as a coed and unblemished treatise of Raga and Thala in all its chastity and grandeur, it need encouragement. Already telecasting this programme in the ASIANET TV CHANNEL.

1. It is one of my own Musical Creation Jugalbandhi programme of “Sapta Raga Tala Vadya Taramgam”! in which I will be single handedly playing 7 various Percussion instruments with other 5 accompaniments.

2. My 2nd Musical production is SAUPARNIKAMRUTAM based on Goddess Saraswati in which 3 Dance styles, more than 12 percussion instruments are used. Ending with Jugalbandhi with Other Instruments and 3 Dance styles will finish like a Pyramid - Rhythm Climax.

Mridangam trained from Late Guru Trichur P Appu Iyer and from his first student Guru Eranellur Narayana Pisharody.
Since past 21 years I was working with Nalanda Nritya kala Maha Vidyalaya ( Bombay University affiliated) as a Teacher-cum Musician in the faculty of Mohini Attam & Bharata Natyam teaching in the following subjects:

-MRIDANGAM classes
-NATTUVANGAM basic & advanced
-BASIC TALAS & advanced
-ACCOMPANIMENTS IN PLAYING OF PERCUSSIONS such as;Mridangam,Edakka,Chenda,Maddalam,Ghatam,Ganjira,Pakhwaj,Tabla,Dolak,Thavil etc.

Art Forms:
Dance : Guru Kalamandalam Sunderanarayanan
Carnatic Vocal: Guru Krishnankutty Marar
Mridangam :Guru Thrissur P Appu Iyer & Guru Narayana Pisharody
Chenda : Guru Nelluvai Shankara Marar & Pallavur Appu Marar
Edakka : Guru Pallimanna Narayana Marar
Maddalam :Guru Thichur Sankunny Nair
Harmonium :Guru Damodaran Nair

And also Well versed with Tabla, Dolak, Ghatam ,Ganjira, Pakhwaj,& Organ:

In the month of February AMRITA TV CHANNEL TRIVANDRUM, invited for the audition on Fusion Instrumental for the title of SUPER TALENT and got promotion for the 2nd Round.
Director of Lalitha Kalalayam Fine Arts Academy Trust situated in Mumbai.
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