Chennai: Veteran violinist MS Gopalakrishnan died here today following a brief illness.
The 82-year-old artiste was admitted to a private hospital yesterday after he complained of breathlessness and passed away in the wee hours today, sources close to his family said.
Awarded with Padma Bhushan among others, Gopalakrishnan`s career spanned over seven decades during which he was known for his deep knowledge of Carnatic and Hindustani music.
His contemporaries include Lalgudi G Jayaraman and TN Krishnan.
Gopalakrishnan is survived by his wife, two daughters and son.