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2017 Mahindra Lecture Speaker

tmk06TM Krishna, musician and vocalist


Thodur Madabusi Krishna is a vocalist in the Carnatic tradition. He was born in Chennai in 1976 and studied music at the city’s Krishnamurti Foundation.

TMK is also a renowned and respected public speaker and writer. His most recent book, A Southern Music, published by Harper Collins in December 2013, is a first-of-its-kind work on the Carnatic tradition and was awarded the Tata Literature award for the best debut non-fiction book for the year 2014.

He has received the Ramon Magsayay Award (2016) for his forceful commitment as artist and advocate to art’s power to heal India’s deep social divisions, breaking barriers of caste and class.

For more information, visit TMK’s website: