Dr. Kaviyoor C. K. Revamma
Dr.Kaviyoor C. K. Revamma was a popular Carnatic vocalist. Revamma, who started learning Carnatic music at the age of eight, had her initiation into the career of a musician at Aruvipuram at the age of 16.
After securing first rank in BA and MA degree (music) examinations, she became the first to grab a PhD in music from Kerala University. Later, she lectured at the Women's College in Trivandrum, where she became the head of the department of Music. She also served as principal of the Trichur Government College and retired as deputy director, Collegiate Education. She sang in many films, and later concentrated on teaching and research in music.
A holder of Ganabhushanam from the Trivandrum Music College, she also served as a member of the Board of Studies of Kerala, Calicut and MG universities. She conducted her postdoctoral studies in ethno-musicology at University of California, Los Angeles with a Fulbright scholarship. She also served as a visiting professor at various universities in the United States.