D MADHAVAN  was  born  in  the  family  of Alathur Mana,
Wadakanchery, Thrissur - Kerala - Son of late Smt. Kali Antharjanam and Shri. A D Nambudiripad. Madhavan did his graduation from the University of Kerala and Post- graduation from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata. He served SAIL for nearly half of his official career and rest half with KSIDC and retired from their service as General Manager.

                   Madhavan nursed deep interest in music right from his childhood and has chosen to writing on Music as his post-retirement avocation. He is the editor of Samakalika Sangeetham, a bilingual (English and Malayalam) journal exclusively for Indian music.

                   Madhavan's Seven books have been published between 2000-2011 by well-known publishers in Kerala and they were acclaimed as best-sellers. The first, Core Of Karnatic Music E-Book (2010) is an anthology of 404 famous krithis of 33 well known Composers of South India (See 12 Sample Krithis) with Text of the Krithis in Devanagari, English and Malayalam & their Meaning in English & Malayalam. The second Sangithasasthramritham, (2005) is a comprehensive book in Malayalam on Karnataka Sangitha Sasthra. The third book titled as Chupke Chupke Rath Din, (2007) is an anthology of 101 famous Urdu Ghazals of 20 eternal traditional composers (See 6 Sample Ghazals), sung by Mehdi Hasan, Ghulam Ali, Jagjit Sing and others, with both the Lyrics of the Ghazal and its Meaning in Malayalam. The fourth, Ravindranatha Tagore-Moonu Visrutha Prema Kavyanngal is the Malayalam translations of the Poet's famous Romantic Works, Viz ‘Chitra’ (Drama), ‘Chaturadhyay’ (Novel), ‘Gardener’ (85 Love Poems). The fifth, Karnatakasamgeethamalika (2007) is an anthology in 501 famous krithis of 51 Composers of South India, with both the Text and the Meaning in Malayalam. The Sixth Hindustanisangeetam (2009) is a comprehensive book in Malayalam on Hindustani Sangitha Sasthra. The seventh book titled as ‘Ye Shaam Ki Tanhaayiyaam’ (2011) is again an anthology of 101 nostalgic old (1940-76) Hindustani Raga-Based Hindi Songs with Text of the Song and its Meaning in Malayalam. The eighth book titled as 101 Raveendrasangeetham (2013) again an anthology of 101 ‘Rabeendrasangeeths’ selected from Tagore’s ‘Gitabitan’ with Text of the Song & its Meaning in Malayalam, Rag and Tal in which they were composed by the Poet, the first book of its kind in Malayalam literature.

                  Madhavan’s   Family  consists  of   his   wife  and  daughter. Wife Radha Madhavan a member of the renowned 'Venmani' family of poets, is a post-graduate in Mathematics. She is a Malayalam  Poet. Languages known are Malayalam, Sanskrt, English, Hindi, Bengali. Received “Sargasree” Award in 2010. She is also author of thirteen Attakathas (Story & Lyrics for the Performance of Kathakali):Rugmivadham, Rugmineemohanam, Sabareecharitham, Kapiddhvajacharitham, Daavinchipporul, Amgadadooth, Shyama (adapted from Gurudev Tagore’s Nritthanaatya), Chithraadhananjayam, Amba, Divyakarunyacharitam, Suyodhanan. Her poetic works are Vasanachepp, Pathiramazha, Mandaramalarukal. Other works are Kaikottikkalippattukal (An Anthology & Study on Thiruvathira dance songs done along with Sudha Gopalakrishnan); Sreeramodantham (Translation from Sanskrit with anvayam), Adhyaathmaramayanam (Prose translation from Sanskrit), Vyasan Parannja Kathakal (108 stories from Mahabharata – retold).

                 Daughter Lavanya Ranjeet, is a Post-graduate in Science and a serving official in a central public sector organization. She is also a performing artist in Kathakali, having keen interest in Karnatic Music and Mohiniattam. Lavanya Ranjeet is the wife of Ranjeet Mundayur, an Engineer-MBA and an official in a central public sector organization.


Art of togetherness
Their life is a blend of music, literature and poetry

YouTube Video - Kandathum Kettathum

Veritta Kazhchakal - Poet & Writer of 'AttaKadha' Radhamadhavan

Contact Address of A.D.Madhavan & family:
"Sangeetham", Ullasnagar Colony Road, Chevarambalam Post, Kozhikode - 673 017,
Kerala, India. Ph : 0495-2741096, Mobile : 09846162317
e-mail : admadhavan@gmail.com