Lakshmipuram Palace Pooram Thirunal Ravi Varma (Malayalam: എൽ.പി.ആർ. വർമ്മ) known as L.P.R. Varma (1926-2003) was a Carnatic musician, lyricist, music director, singer, screen writer, and actor. He conducted a large number of Carnatic music concerts in south India. He won the national award for music direction in 1969. He performed and composed music for many Malayalam films and professional dramas. He belonged to the Kolathunadu royal family (Malabar - part of North Kerala) and they were settled in Changanassery. He generally performed in the Malayalam language.Varma was born in Lakshmipuram Palace, the Puzhavathu, Changanassery in Travancore State. He started music from the age of eight and he was trained under the carnatic musicians such as Muthaiyah Bhagavathar, Semmangudy Sreenivasa Iyer and Madura Keshava Bhagavathar.