L.P.R. Varma

Lakshmipuram Palace Pooram Thirunal Ravi Varma

L.P.R. Varma
Background information
Born (1926-02-17) February 17, 1926
Origin Changanassery, Kerala, India
Died July 6, 2003(2003-07-06) (aged 77)[1]
Occupation(s) Poet
Music director
Classical vocalist
Playback singer
Screen writer
Instruments Music director (playback singing)

Lakshmipuram Palace Pooram Thirunal Ravi Varma (Malayalam: എൽ.പി.ആർ. വർമ്മ) known as L.P.R. Varma (1926-2003)[1] was a Carnatic musician, lyricist, music director, singer, screen writer, and actor. He conducted a large number of Carnatic music concerts in south India. He won the national award for music direction in 1969. He performed and composed music for many Malayalam films and professional dramas. He belonged to the Parappanangadi royal family (Malabar - part of North Kerala) and they were settled in Changanassery. He generally performed in malayalam language. Varma was born in Lakshmipuram Palace, the Puzhavathu, Changanassery in Travancore State. He started music from the age of eight and he was trained under the carnatic musicians such as Muthaiyah Bhagavathar, Semmangudy Sreenivasa Iyer and Madura Keshava Bhagavathar. He acted in Malayalam movie Ayitham( 1978) as Vishwanath Bhagavathar.


  1. 1 2 "L.P.R. Varma cremated". The Hindu. 2003-07-08. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
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