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To commemorate the birth anniversary of the legendary composer Sri Thyagaraja, Sangeeta Ksheeragaram is organising a Carnatic vocal recital by Kollegal R Subrahmanyam, on 22nd April, at Kala Subbarao Kala Vedika, the mini-hall of Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha in Chikkadpally. Subrahmanyam, along with N C Ananthakrishna on the violin and Ganapathi on the mridangam, will sing some keertanas of Thyagaraya, Ramdas and Shyama Sastry.
Kollegal R Subramanyam is a senior vocalist who started learning music initially from S Bala Krishna Iyenger, at Kollegal, Karnataka. Then, from 1946 to 1952, he trained under Velakavadi Varadharaj Iyenger, under the Gurukul system. He established the Sri Thyagaraja Temple in Vidya Nagar, Hyderabad, in 1968, where, every year, there is a celebration in memory of Sri Thyagaraja.
He has won many titles - Sri Vidya Upasaka, Nadha Bramha Kala Ratnam, Sangeeta Atma Vedi, Sangeeta Sudhakara, Sangeeta Sudhasagara, Tatva Swara Sekhara, Kala Vipanchi, Sangeeta Mahamahopadyaya and Sangeeta Vidya Ratna, to name a few.
He has written over 500 kritis in Sanskrit, Kanaris, Tamil, Malyalam and Hindi. He has written the Lalita Nava Varna kritis, Sri Sankara Vijayam, Upaghana raga Thyagaraja Pancharatna stuthi mala, kritis on Sringeri Sarada Devi, Basara Pancharatna on Basara Saraswati Devi, the Nava Graha kritis, 72 Melakarta ragas and kritis on Nava Durga and Gayatri, and also a book called Naga Upasana Sri Vidya, published by Sri Vidya Peetham in New York, USA.
Sangeeta Ksheerasagaram was started by V Ananda Mohan, a disciple of Late Uppalapati Ankaiah, and he has been organizing classical music shows in memory of his guru. As a tribute to the legend, it promotes upcoming and established artists by inviting them to perform in these concerts.
Please contact V Ananda Mohan of Sangeeta Ksheerasagaram at 2761-4978/99495-90755 for further details.