Shri D V BALAKRISHNAN (81) Octogenarian B.A. CAIIB, joined Indian Bank on 13/02/1960, who served in various positions and retired as Assistant General Manager (Vigilance Dept) in March 2000.
He is ardent fan of MK Thiagaraja Bhagavathar and Carnatic music.
He had a profound knowledge of Carnatic/classical music though he did not have formal training in this art form.
He was an ardent fan of actor-singer M.K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar and made many video presentations on MKT as the star was known fondly; these were presented to the public at events run by Vintage Heritage, of which he was a founder member.
He wrote a book titled ‘MKT Bhavathar Isaiyum Vaazhvum’ in 2018 and was an expert in Vedic astrology.
In his youth, Balakrishnan and his friends had formed ‘Star Cricket Club’ ( in 1953 ) and the team played in many tournaments. The team members practised cricket in the ground at the rear of the Chettinad palace in MRC Nagar.
He passed away on 09th December 2020 after a brief illness at Chennai.
He is survived by his wife, two sons and two grandchildren.