A detailed profile on Sree BV Raman and his twin brother Sree BV Lakshmanan:
Born: February 26th, 1921
Birth Place: Gooty, Andhra Pradesh
Died: BV Lakshmanan died in 1999.
Place of Demise: Chennai
Parents: Father - BV Subramanya Ayyar
Gurus: Veena Krishnamachariar, Srinivasa Rao, Kulitalai Krishnaswami Rao. Learnt music from Tiger Varadachariar from 1938 to 43 at Annamalai University and from 43 to 45 at Kalakshetra. Kathakali padas from Venkatakrishna Bhagavatar, elder brother of Palghat Rama Bhagavatar.
Awards: Sangita Jyoti from Swami Sivananda, Sangita Gnana Mani from the Kanchi Swamigal and Ganakala Visharadha from the Sringeri Swamigal, Rama Nama Gana Ratna from Satya Sai Baba, Isai Kadal from the Tamizh Isai Sangam, Karaikudi, BV Raman received the Sangeeta Nataka Academy Award in 1998
General: The twins were assisting Rukmini Devi at Kalakshetra, after which BV Lakshmanan moved to AIR Delhi where he stayed till 1957. They composed many varnas, tillanas and kritis and were also known for their repertoire of rare songs.