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Njeralathu Harigovindan, the sixth son of Raama Pothuvaal and Kolleeri Lakshmikkutti Amma, was born on July 3rd 1975 at Angaadippuram, in Malappuram district of Kerala state. Hari hasn’t got so much exposure in Sopaana Sangeetham but he inherited the talent from his father. He made his debut in 1995. Though he hasn’t got enough chance for formal education in music, he claims a pivotal position in Sopaana Sangeetham. In 1996 August 13 Raamapothuvaal died, leaving a great art form in his name. Harigovindan a B.A. B.Ed. graduate in Malayalam literature, got ‘ Naaraayananunni Nambi Puraskaaram’ in 1996. Meanwhile he passed the audition test in ‘Ashtapadi’ which is played according to the rhythm of the instrument Idaykka from All India Radio, Calicut. He was conferred the scholarship for research in music in 2001 and and it published by Kerala Saahithya Academi, entitled ‘Kerala Sangeetham Kettathum Kelkkendathum ‘ [Melodies of Kerala; heard and to be hear]. In December 2004 Hari received ‘BOSTON WORLD YOUTH CULTURAL AWARD’ which announced his international recognition. He has given a new vocal style to Sopaana Sangeetham by singing his own songs according to occasions. He has published many articles based on his music in different periodicals. "Yathibaakki" [The rest of the ascetic] is one of his own Malayaalam short story collections, which was released in 1999. He is also experienced as a News reporter and News editor in various cablevision channels. For fulltime devotion in the field of music Hari sacrificed his teaching profession in January 2005.
In 1999 January 29 he married Maaya, who is an M. Sc. B. Ed. Graduate in Mathematics from the village named Aanamangad and they have got a daughter named Sree Lakshmi . So far he has sung and presented his artistic talents in different stages in and outside the state, gradually becoming an expert in this field. By January 2008 he will have completed 2131 stages. This young man has appeared on all the Malayaalam television channels with his enchanting music. He acted in a Malayaalam tele film done by M.G.Sasi named "Anubhavangal" [Experiences] in 2004.Hari appeard as an actor and playback singer in the film”Adayaalangal” which got the best film award of Kerala state in 2007. Hari’s voice is also used in the music album named ‘ THE SOUL OF ANAMIKA IN BLACK AND WHITE’ done by Mr. Shahbaas Aman, the tele film ‘KAALAM’’ [Time] about Pallavoor Appu Maaraar by Mr. Raamachandran [ KELI Bombay ] and in the documentary film Idaykka done by Bhagath (news reader - India vision ). Hari has a unique style, which is obvious in all his performance. He has already become a major figure in the field of Sopaana Sangeetham also known as ‘Kottippaadiseva’ and ‘Bhajanam’. His name is established as the only youth who promotes and renovates Sopaana Sangeetham which was confined with in the temples to the wide arena of audience without the limits of caste, creed, religion and language.By the year 2007 onwards he expressed his vision to known as “PAANAN”.This word simply means singer.He also describes that its not a caste name but a honour to the singers which had given in ancient Kerala by the rulers.Through this name he likes to uplift the standard of original Kerala singers and a deep discussion.Hari also composed many songs,Theme music and composition for Mohiniyaattom. 2007 onwards his audio Cds are available published by MC audios and godsownheritage.com Thrissur.



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In an hour long stage performance, normally he sings the Sanskrit lyrics taken from ‘Geetha Govinda’ or ‘Ashtapadi’ by the famous poet ‘Jayadeva’ and the Malayaalam lyrics which praises the gods and goddesses like Ganapathi , godess Saraswathi, ThirumaandhaamKunnilAmma, lord Shiva, Ayyappan etc. He includes his own songs about nature (Maamala naade……,Vandhe Nilaa nadee……..,Thaththi thaththi nadakkuva….), the Onam festival, communal harmony etc. There used to be 8-9 songs in one normal presentation. Usuallyhe plays Idaykka along with his songs [a very rare talent in this area]. , Hari uses the instrument named ‘Chenggila’, If another artist plays Idaykka, along with his song. Even though it is a purely temple art form Harigovindan gets more opportunities outside the temple like educational institutions, marriage functions, birthday celebrations, art festivals, award functions etc. He has done many demonstration classes based on this instrument and music. Usually he conducts these classes for half an hour. He is also an invitee as an inaugurator of many functions. Now he resides at the village named Paalakkode in Valamboor of Perintalmanna taluk in Malappuram district of Kerala state with his family . His mother, four brothers and two sisters are still alive. His younger brother Ananda Shivaraaman is the only person in the state who can make the instrument ‘Idaykka’ in its complete structural form.





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