Kongad Vijayan was an incomparable genious in the field of Panchavadyam. Although not born into any established musical family, Vijayan established his own individual identity as a Thimala vidwan due to his dedication and perseverance. Vijayan established his Presence in Panchavadyams conducted in all popular Poorams including Thrissur Pooram. N.P.Vijayakrishnan has published a biograiphy ” Thimalayile Vijayagatha” on the life of Kongad Vijayan. Kongad Vijayan was son of Mundayil Pisharath Madhavikutty Pisharassiar and Thiruvegappura illathu Narayanan Embrandiri.
Vijayan started his initial training in Thimala under Pulappatta Raman Marar and then went on to acquire his excellence under the tutelage of Thiruviluamala Appunny poduval and Annamanada Valia Parameshwara Marar. His association with Pallavur Brothers and being a part of their Panchavadyam group, made Vijayan a popular house-hold name in Kerala Panchavadyam arena. Kongad Vijayan is also proud guru of many up-coming talented Panchavadyam artistes. On 4th May 2006 this highly talented artist left this mortal world at a very young age of 51. His wife is Rugmini Pisharassiar.
Children: Harikumar, Biju, Raju, Sreedevi
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I remember Late Sri.Kongad Vijayan fondly. I had the opportunity to learn Thimila from him for a short while, though i could not pursue as I had to leave village Mundur to take up my job after my studies. My pranam to my Guru.