Irayimman Thampi

Ravi Varman Thampi better known as Irayimman Thampi was a famous Carnatic musician as well as a music composer from Kerala, India.

He was a vocalist in the court of Swathi Thirunal. His compositions are still considered extremely popular and are sung by Malayalees all around the world. One of his best known songs is the lullaby.

Born as Ravi Varman Thampi in 1783 to Kerala Varma Thampuran of the Royal family of Chertallay and Parvathi Pillai Thankachi of the Puthumana Ammaveedu Thampi family, daughter of Prince Makayiram Thirunal Ravi Varma and niece of the Maharajah Dharma Raja of Travancore.

Irayimman Thampi wrote the famous lullaby Omanathinkal Kidavo for Swathi Thirunal, Swathi Thirunal affectinately called him Thampi maman.

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