Kim Thayil

Kim Thayil

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Birth Name: Kim A. Thayil

Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 4, 1960

Ethnicity: Malayali Indian

Kim Thayil is an American musician. He is the lead guitarist of the Seattle-based rock band Soundgarden. Other members of Soundgarden include or have included Matt Cameron, Chris Cornell, Jason Everman, Ben Shepherd, Scott Sundquist, and Hiro Yamamoto.

His parents are from the state of Kerala in India, with Malayali ancestry. His father is named Boniface Thayil.

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  1. suburbanwinemom2020 says:

    He’s Malayali.
    His last name is a Malayali last name: https://forebears.io/surnames/thayil
    He’s on Wikipedia’s category of Malayali Americans: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:American_people_of_Malayali_descent

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