Sirkazhi Govindarajan (1933-1988) was one of leading
vocalists in Carnatic Music. Govindarajan, born in Sirkali in Madras
Presidency) on January 19, 1933, started performing at the age of eight
in Tirupurasundari Temple. He graduated from the Tamil Isai College in
Chennai in 1949 and learnt music from Thiruppampuram Swaminatha Pillai.
He was conferred the Padma Shri award by the Government of India.
Govindarajan had also done playback singing in Tamil and Telugu films.
 Madras University conferred a doctorate (Honoris Causa) on him in
1983. He died in 1988, aged 55.