Flute Ramani RIP

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#1 Flute Shri N Ramani passes away

Post by Kartike » 09 Oct 2015, 16:27

My Guru Shri N Ramani is no more. He passed away today at 1415 IST.
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#2 Re: Flute Shri N Ramani passes away

Post by gardabha_gana » 09 Oct 2015, 16:29

Deep condolences. A giant musician. His music will live on for ever..... Ramani, Lalgudi and Venkatraman will be playing VVV for the Gods...
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#3 Flute Ramani RIP

Post by harimau » 09 Oct 2015, 16:30

Sri Ramani passed away about 2 pm today. We have lost a great musician.
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#4 Re: Flute Shri N Ramani passes away

Post by msakella » 09 Oct 2015, 16:32

Great artist. Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and his disciples.amsharma
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#5 Re: Flute Ramani RIP

Post by cienu » 09 Oct 2015, 16:40

A huge loss to the world of music.
May his soul rest in peace.
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Post by drmnarmadha96 » 09 Oct 2015, 16:48

We pray God for Dr Sri Ramani" S Soul to RIP.
This is a great loss for all music lovers.
His association with my beloved father MSG Guruji was phenomenal. Dr.Ramani was the summumbonum of simplicity and unparalleled in total control over the Melodic mastery and presentation over the Flute,his favorite instrument.
All musicians found lots of amazing treasures in each of his concerts.
Dr. Sri Ramani created his Hallmark regal stamp in each of his unforgettable Eternal renditions.
Long live his Eternal Music.
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#7 Re: Flute Shri N Ramani passes away

Post by S.NAGESWARAN » 09 Oct 2015, 16:53

It is a great loss to the carnatic music world.
My heartfelt condolenses to the bereved family.

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#8 Re: Flute Shri N Ramani passes away

Post by Nick H » 09 Oct 2015, 17:22

This is such sad news.

My car was blessed with his presence on two or three occasions, giving him a lift to his home. He was not used to seat belts, but never minded my insistence that he should use it. I knew him personally just for those short trips.

Condolences and sympathy to his wife, family, students and admirers. I'm sure he was unique in every way.
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Post by aaaaabbbbb » 09 Oct 2015, 17:31

So sad to know that another star has left us, to be with naadabrahma.

Heartfelt condolences to his family and innumerable students and admirers.

May his soul rest in peace.
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#10 Re: Flute Shri N Ramani passes away

Post by arasi » 09 Oct 2015, 18:47

What sad news!

Not only a distinguished vidvAn but a gentleman. Someone who radiated dignity, had no airs, and seemed to be liked by all.

As quiet and contained as he seemed, he has many admirers everywhere--of his art and of his personality.

The Cleveland festival wouldn't be the same. Sad news indeed, though it was known that he was ailing for a while. Condolences to the family, students and friends.

His son and grandson and students will carry on the tradition...
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#11 Re: Flute Ramani RIP

Post by Lakshman » 09 Oct 2015, 20:03

My sincere condolences to the family, disciples and friends.
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#12 Re: Flute Ramani RIP

Post by thanjavooran » 09 Oct 2015, 20:17

A great loss to the CM World. My condolences to his disciples and family members. RIP
09 10 2015
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Post by Sivaramakrishnan » 09 Oct 2015, 20:21

Sri Ramani invariably brings to my mind an exquisite Bindumalini! He had once kept this scale as ring 'tune' of his handset.
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Post by pattamaa » 09 Oct 2015, 20:49

condolences to near and dear... lord krishna can hear his favourite instrument more often now...
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#15 Re: Flute Shri N Ramani passes away

Post by rajeshnat » 09 Oct 2015, 20:51

A brilliant meastro. Condolences to his family and sishya parampara.

Writeup in the hindu about his passing away
http://www.thehindu.com/news/flautist-n ... 743461.ece
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Post by satyabalu » 09 Oct 2015, 21:20

N. Ramani passes away
By Samudri

Flute maestro N. Ramani died of cardiac arrest in the afternoon of 9th October 2015 in Chennai. He was 81. He was a disciple of his maternal grandfather Azhiyur Narayanaswami and the renowned Flute Mali. He played extensively in India and abroad, presenting solos, 'second flute' with his Guru T.R. Mahalingam, jugalbandis with several Hindustani musicians (a record number with maestro Hariprasad Chaurasia) and was a member of the popular violin-venu-veena (vvv) troupe with violinist Lalgudi Jayaraman and vainika R. Venkataraman.

The vidwan was a popular teacher and established the Ramani's Academy of Flute in Chennai in 1983, where he taught hundreds of students. The RAF has several branches abroad.

The leading Carnatic flutist was the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Sangeeta Choodamani (1971), the Kalaimamani award (1973), Venugana Chakravarty (1978), the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1984), Padma Shri (1987), Sangita Kalanidhi (1997), and Isai Perarignar (1999).

He was a deeply religious and contented person. Pilgrimage to Sabarimala was an act of faith. He was the asthana vidwan of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam and several mutts and temples. For a long time he was associated with the organisation of the Tyagaraja aradhana in Tiruvaiyaru, and would be present on the Pushya Bahula Panchami day to lead the rendition of Chetulara before the Pancharatana kritis.

The breath that he blew through the bamboo, charming his rasikas, has been stilled forever. N. Ramani's passing away is a loss to the field of Carnatic music. Sruti offers its condolences to the bereaved family.

(Read more about the maestro in the cover story published in Sruti 223, April 2003)
Posted by Sruti Magazine at Friday, October 09, 2015
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#17 Re: Flute Shri N Ramani passes away

Post by mahavishnu » 09 Oct 2015, 21:45

Sincere condolences. What a great loss!
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#18 Re: Flute Shri N Ramani passes away

Post by vasanthakokilam » 09 Oct 2015, 22:07

Very sad to hear the news. In spite of the health issues, he was still attending public functions. There are quite a few members of this forum who are his disciples. Condolences to his family, disciples and friends.
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#19 Re: Flute Shri N Ramani passes away

Post by balu3371 » 09 Oct 2015, 23:21

Great loss to the music world. His memory will be there forever with his great music.
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#20 Re: Flute Shri N Ramani passes away

Post by Thalaivarda » 10 Oct 2015, 00:23

Rip..Love those pieces with lalgudi..brings the best out of each other
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#21 Re: Flute Shri N Ramani passes away

Post by mysoremurthy » 10 Oct 2015, 05:04

Such a gentle humble human being. I remember how kind he was when my daughter who was 7 years old then struggled to blow through the flute. I will always remember his humility apart from his music and how well he carried himself among us ..the ordinary folks. Such beautiful music that gave countless hours of joy !
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#22 Re: Flute Ramani RIP

Post by maduraimini » 10 Oct 2015, 07:31

Very sorry to hear about Dr.Ramani's demise. He was a great vidwan. I went to the concert of Dr.Ramani on the flute and Lalgudi Jayaraman on the violin, in the 60s. About 10+ years ago I went to Dr.Ramani's flute concert in Miami. Before the concert I went to him and asked him if he could play any song in Raga Bageshri. I told him I have come here to listen to him from 130 miles away. He did sing the raga Bageshri. Somebody asked him to sing some song before this and he said, I'm sorry, but I have someone who has come from far away and wants to hear Bageshri and I am going to sing the ragam. He did not have to please some fan he did not know. He tried to make his fans happy. I am sorry to hear about his passing away. Condolences to his family and students. May his soul Rest in Peace.
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#23 Re: Flute Shri N Ramani passes away

Post by CRama » 10 Oct 2015, 08:32

Great musician and human being. Sincere condolences to his family and disciples.
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Post by rshankar » 10 Oct 2015, 08:43

What a sad loss! A very sweet and unassuming man, who was a delight to host!
Condolences to his family, generations of disciples, and fans! May his soul RIP - maybe he's playing a duet with his guru and uncle now, to delight celestial audiences!
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#25 Re: Flute Ramani RIP

Post by Sundara Rajan » 10 Oct 2015, 08:57

It is indeed an irreparable loss to the carnatic fraternity. Sincere condolences to his family, friends and shisyas.
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