Sangeetha Ksheerasagaram, in association with Vignana Samithi, Vijayanagar Fine Arts and Sujana Ranjani, is organising Sangeetha Neerajanam
, a music festival in memory of Gana Dheera late Puranam Purushottama Sastry, from 26th March to 2nd April.
Komanduri Seshadri will be performing a Carnatic vocal on the 5th day of the festival, at 7pm. He will be accompanied by K Anantha Sourirajan on the violin and Prof. Gopalakrishnan on the mridangam.
Seshadri is a known as a pure traditionalist, hailing from a Vainika (a veena player is called a Vainika). family. He has a Masters in Music from Mysore University. He learnt music initially from the famous Vainika Vidwan, his father K Ananthacharyulu, and thereafter from his uncle, Vainika Vidwan K Tirumalacharyulu. He is a performing A-grade artiste for veena, violin, viola and vocals in AIR and Doordarshan. He has won several prizes in his career, and has performed all over India and the world. He is connected to several universities and music sabhas too.
Puranam Purushottama Sastry, in whose memory this festival is being held, was a Carnatic vocalist, born into a music-oriented family in the year 1925. He trained under Sangeeta Kalanidhi the late Musiri Subrahmanya Iyer for 10 years, and in the process, became the 6th generation disciple of the Saint Thyagaraja line. He was awarded the Central Scholarship, and was also selected for All-India Radio without any audition. He had inputs of music from D K Rangachary and Tiger Varadachary.
Lalgudi Jayaraman, Palghat Raghu, Akella Mallikarjuna Sarma, Dr. M Bala Muralikrishna, Umayalpuram K Sivaraman, T V Gopalakrishnan, Dwaram Durgaprasad and Komunduri Seshadri are some of those who have accompanied him.
He received several awards and titles, with the Hamsa Award by the Government of Andhra Pradesh ranking foremost. He is the founder of Sadguru Thyagaraja Sampradaya Seva Samithi, a voluntary organisation promoting Saint Thyagaraja's music. He was interested in astrology, and imparted his services free of cost. And even though he never took to teaching music as a profession, he taught musicians at no cost.
Entry is free. Please contact V Ananda Mohan of Sangeeta Ksheerasagaram at 2761-4978 / 99495-90755 for further details.