One of the greatest composers of this age, Tyagaraja was born into a Telugu Brahmin family in Tiruvarur, Tamilnadu. His initial training in music was under Sonti Venkataramanayya. Tyagaraja presented us with a very valuable treasure of krutis in Telugu and Sanksrit, which can be considered the backbone of Karnatic music. He, along with two other musicologists, Syamasastry and Deekshitar, are popularly known as the Trinity of Karnatic music. Tyagaraja's songs are the outpourings of devotion to his beloved deity Sri Rama.
Tyagaraja's musical contributions keep the classicism of Karnatic music eternal. For music lovers, it is indeed inspiring to experience the rendering of his Pancharatna Keertanas at Tyagaraja Aradhana all over the world. He and his krutis are eternal.