Composers and Musicians

G.N. Balasubramaniyam(GNB)

G N Balasubramanian is the son of Shri G V Narayanaswamy Iyer, who had deep interest in music. GNB’s first teacher and guide was his father. He also got trained in mridangam .GNB worked along with Rukmini Devi Arundale and became ateaher at the Kalakshetra. He had taught and groomed notable singers like Radha Jayalakshmi, M.L. Vasant hakumari, Trichur V. Ramachandran, S.Kalyanaraman.
GNB has a short but interesting career in films too. He was persuaded by his friends and admirers to act in a film called "Bhama Vijayam". Later he acted with the celebrated musician M. S. Subbalakshmi in Sakunthala as Dushyantha. Apart from being a great vocalist, GNB also composed sevaral krithis.He died at an early age of 55.


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