He had no practical training in music. Mysticism and erudition innate in him probably got released after his contacts with Kodaganallur Sundaraswamigal. The rulers of Travancore and Cochin and the Rajahs of Ramnad and Pudukottai honoured him. He is credited with bringing rains by invoking God and he anticipated his death and breathed his last at Trivandrum amidst bhajans. Sangita Kalanidhi Papanasam Sivan was his disciple and no wonder the two Sivans have been beacon-lights in Carnatic music with their immortal compositions in Tamil which have been the delight of the musician and the music-lover.
The grandeur of conception, the inspired divine ecstacy revealed in them, the mastery in the art of composition and the felicity of expression have rendered the songs of Nilakanta Sivan highly popular.
She received DIRECT "A" from AIR, Trivandrum in 1997, and then opted to settle in Chennai since 1992.
She did her M.A.Music (Rank holder in the year 1994), from Kerala University.
She has completed her Ph.D, in music on the topic "An analytical study on Bhashanga Ragas" under the guidance of Dr.B.Pushpa, from Kerala University in the year 2004.
Ragam Kamboji/Adi talam/Neelakanta Sivan
Song:Sankaranai dinam thuthi maname
Thalam : Adi talam.
Ragam - Kedaram
Talam - Khanta Chapu.
Dinamum Ninai maname
Ragam : Sourashtram
Thalam : Adi
Shodhippadhenna Nyaayamaa - Dhanyasi - Adi Talam
Shivanandam - Reethi Gowla - Misra Chaapu
Neelakanta Nithyananda-Ragam Hamsanandi/ Thalam Adi