Violin maestro and Padma awardee TN Krishnan passed away in Chennai here at the age of 92 on Monday evening.

TN Krishnan was in good health on Monday and he complained of uneasiness in the evening on Monday. He passed away on November 2.

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Big void in the world of music:  PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to his Twitter page to pay his last respects to the celebrated musician.

He wrote, "The demise of noted violinist Shri TN Krishnan leaves a big void in the world of music. His works beautifully encapsulated a wide range of emotions and strands of our culture. He was also an outstanding mentor to young musicians. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti (sic)."

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Facts about TN Krishnan

Krishnan was born on October 6, 1926, in Kerala and later settled in Chennai. He also received many legendary awards like Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Sangeetha Kalanidhi. He performed at thousands of musical concerts.

He also taught violin to many students in his academic career at Chennai Music College and he was the dean for the School of Music and Fine Arts at the University of Delhi.