L Subramaniam is an Indian Musician well known as Violinist and Composer, who has trained in Carnatic and Western Music. Subramaniam's father's name is V Lakshmi Narayana Iyer, who is also a Musician, and his mother's name is Seethalakshmi. Subramaniam's date of birth is July 23, 1947. Subramaniam elder brother L Vaidyanathan and younger brother L Shankar are also musicians. Subramaniam elder brother L Vaidyanathan died in the year 2007, who composed music for films like
, Sandhya Raagam, and so on. Subramaniam uncles Ramnad V Raghavan is a Mrithangam player, and Ramnad Krishnan is a Carnatic Singer.
Subramaniam started learning music from his young age and displayed his first music performance at the age of six. Subramaniam completed MBBS from Madras Medical College and did his Master in Carnatic Music from California Institute of the Arts. Subramaniam recorded so many songs in his career and worked with various international performers like Yehudi Menuhin, Stephane Grappelli, Ruggiero Ricci, Herbie Hancock, and many others. Subramaniam performed music forms like Carnatic and Hindustani with
Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer
, M Balamurali Krishna, M D Ramanathan,
Palghat Mani Iyer
, and so on. Award-winning movies like Salaam Bombay and Mississippi Masala are composed by L Subramaniam.
L Subramaniam won so many awards and honors, including the highest civilian awards, Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan. L Subramaniam runs a charity called Subramaniam Foundation and a Music school named Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts. L Subramaniam married Viji, who is the daughter of well-known North Indian Singer Lakshmi Shankar. Viji died in the year 1995, and the couple has two daughters
and Bindu Subramaniam, and two sons Narayana Subramaniam and Ambi Subramaniam.