Legendary dancer Uday Shankar was born in Rajasthan, but Bengal, where he breathed his last, calls him as Banglar Nataraj (Nataraj of Bengal).

Thyagaraja, Dikshitar and Syama Sastri, the 3 members of the Carnatic Trinity, all hailed from Thiruvarur in Thanjavur district.

The 72 melakartha system had its roots around the 17th century and was first propounded by the great musicologist Venkatamakhin.

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