Musician Prabakara Varma passes away

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Kochi, Nov 2 (UNI) Renowned Carnatic musician Mavelikara Prabhakara Varma passed away after a prolonged illness at Tripunithura near here this afternoon.

He was 80.

Varma, who was unmarried, retired as the Principal of the RLV College of Music, Tripunithura.

He received numerous awards for his contributions to the field of music.

The recognitions include Central Government Fellowship in 1987, Kerala Sangeetha Natak Akademi Award in 1987 and Swathithirunal Award in 2006.

His last rites would be held at Tripunithura tomorrow.

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