The Illustrious Laya Vidwan brahmasri Guru Manpundia Pillai of Pudukkottai
was a disciple of Thavil Vidwan Tirukokarnam Mariappa Pillai.
Guru Manpundia groomed the following disciples in the art of Thavil, Mridangam and Kanjira.
Pudukkottai Dakshinamurthi Pillai
Palani Muthiah Pillai ( Father Of Guru Palani M Subramaniam Pillai )
Ramanathapuram Chitsabai Servai ( Father of CS Sankarashiva Bagawather and CS Murugupoopathy )
Konerirajapuram Vaithianatha Iyer
Kanadukatha Mariappa Iyer Mariappa Iyer ( father of Late Kanadukatha Rajaraman )