DOB
30th June 1954

QUALIFICATION
M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D in Sanskrit
Vidwat (1st) in Music

MENTORS IN MUSIC

  • KalaradhanaSree Vasanthamadhavi - Vocal

  • Sangeetha Kalanidhi Padmabhushan Dr. R K Shrikantan - Vocal

  • Sangeetha Kalarathna B V K Sastry - Musicology

  • Sangeetha Kalarathna Bangalore K Venkatram – Mridangam

PERFORMER

  • Performed at major  venues & sabha-s,  India & abroad

  • Graded Artiste of Akashvani and Doordarshan

  • Key performances

    • Debut at the age of 16 - Karnataka Ganakala Parishat, Bangalore

    • SAARC Summit (1985)      

    • Madras Music Academy, Chennai

    • India International, New Delhi

    • Shanmukhananda Sabha, Mumbai

    • Swathi Thirunal Sangeet Sabha, Trivandram

    • AKKA Vishwasammelan  (2011), USA

    • SIFA, Singapore

    • Shruti, Adelaide

  • Composed and presented Ragamalika-Talavadhana-Pallavi-s

  • Directed and produced  the  musical  opera “GOKULA NIRGAMANA”  of Pu. Ti. Narasimhachar.

  •  Composed Music for Dance-Drama-s

    • Gitagovindam

    • Abhijnanashakuntalam

    • Dakshayajnam

  • Composed & directed

    • 13 episodes of  “Samskrita Kavya Sangeeta” , AIR, Bangalore

    • 13 episodes of  music appreciation course “Haadu Hakki” , India Foundation for Arts

    • “Kalaswada” , Karnataka Sangeetha Nritya Academy, Govt. of Karnataka

    • Haridasa compositions ,  Dept. of Kannada and culture, Govt. of Karnataka

    • Vachanas of Shivasharanas, Govt. of Karnataka

GURU

‚ÄčDisciples , graded  artistes on the All India Radio & Doordarshan

  • A Grade

    • Maruti Prasad

    • Nandita Padmanabh

    • T S Krishnamurthy - Violin

    • Sangeetha  Srinidhi - Veena

  • B High  Grade

    • Chaitanya Kumar - Flute

    • Shilpa Shashidhar

    • Ashwini Satish

    • Amrut Nagsunder

    • Renuka Rudrapatna

    • Vasanthalakshmi

ACADEMICIAN

  • Ph. D from the Dept. of Sanskrit , Bangalore University

            Thesis  -  Contribution of Abilashitharthachintamani to Indian music

  • Retd. SGL in Sanskrit (2014), VVS First Grade College for Women,  Basaveshwarnagar, Bangalore

  • Resource person at Seminars & Conferences - National & International Lectures from many a prestigious platforms

  • Authored “CHATUSHASHTIKALA (64 arts)” – A book published from Gandhi centre for Science and Human values of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

  • Translations

    • Chapters on Music in Manasollasa for Karnatak University, Dharwad (1998) & Karnatak Samskrit University (2015)

    • Natyashastra, Karnataka Nataka Academy

    • Mahapurana - translation into English (Ongoing)

  • Member, Academic Advisory Committee, IGNCA-SRC

  • Member, Advisory board, DISHA

  • Member, Governing Council, Karnatak Samskrit University (2011-13)

  • Member, Search Committee for Vice Chancellor, Gangubai Hangal University of Performing Arts, Mysore (2014)

  • Editor, Bhasaprashasti & Shudrakaprashasti, published from VVSFGCW

  • Editor, Sanskrit textbooks for BA. , BSc. & Bcom. Course  (2008-10)

  • Member, Board of Studies, Bangalore University (2006-08)

  • Chairperson, Board of Examiners, Bangalore University (2009-10)

  • Member, Karnataka Sangeetha Nrithya Academy (2001-04)

  • Samskrita Samskriti Series for  “Jnanavani” -  IGNOU

  • 13 Episodes of “Samskrita Kavya Sangeeta” - AIR, Bangalore

  • Musical presentation “Upanishad Sangeeta” & Mahakavya Sangeeta” for International conference, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

  •  Online courses  “Jayadeva’s Gitagovindam - Complete Musical & lyrical training”,  “Sanskrit Subhashitas”, “Taana & Pallavi in music”, “Karnatak music notation”  & more  for  shaale.com

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