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Anai Ayya (ஆனை ஆய்ய)

These are really two brothers named Anai Aiyar and Ayyavaiyer. They were patronized by the Tanjavur Marattha king Serfoji III (1800-1832). Well versed in music and scholars in the southern languages, they hail from a small village near Tanjavur called Vaiyacheri. Anai Ayya’s cousins were Doraisvami Iyer who was the father of Maha Vaidyanatha Iyer. […]

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