Composer: (ஸ்ரீ சியாமா சாஸ்திரி் , శ్యామ శాస్త్రి ) (April 26, 1762 to February 6, 1827) was born in Tiruvarur of Tanjavur district in Tamil Nadu to the couple, Viswanatham and Vengalakshmi – a Smartha Iyer Vadama brahmin family. Paccimiriyam Adiyappayya was his guru.More… . .
Syama Sastri (ஸ்ரீ சியாமா சாஸ்திரிகள் / శ్యామ శాస్త్రి) (also commonly transliterated as Shyama Shastri) (1762-1827) is among the most renowned composers of Carnatic music; indeed, he was the oldest of the so-called Trinity of Carnatic music, along with Tyagaraja and Muttusvami Dikshitar. A major source for his biography is a chapter in P. Sambamoorthy’s book, Great Composers, 69-94. (Madras: The Indian Music Publishing House).