Just as illustrious as Seshayya Sastry's teachers are his students. It's no wonder then that he heads the premier music college of town.
To commemorate the 93rd birth anniversary of Sangeeta Ksheerasagara Uppalapati Ankaiah, Sangeeta Ksheerasagaram, in association with Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha, is organising musical concerts in his honor from 12th to 18th March, at Kala Subbarao Kala Vedika, the mini hall of Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha in Chikkadpally.
Today, the third day, Sangeeta Kala Tejaswi P V S Seshayya Sastry will be performing a Carnatic vocal recital, with support from Dwaram Satyanarayana Rao on the violin and P Ramachandra Sarma on the mridangam. On this occasion, Seshayya Sastry will also be felicitated.
Seshayya Sastry is the Principal of the Sri Thyagaraya Government College of Music at Ramkote, Hyderabad. He is a senior artiste in the field of music, performing over the last 30 years. He has worked as Lecturer and Principal in various government music colleges. Artistes like Vizianagaram D Vardhini, London Vamsi Krishna, M V P Saraswati and M V Nagalakshmi are some of his disciples who earned recognition worldwide.
He initially trained under Pulavarti Rama Dikshitulu, and thereafter with Susarla Sivaram and Nedunuri Krishna Murthy. He has given performances in various cities in India like Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Bilaspur, and also in New Jersey, Chicago and New York, besides, of course, Hyderabad.
The evening will also see mridangam/ghatam/jaltarang vidhwanmani Nemani Somayajulu being honored.
Sangeeta Ksheerasagaram has been organizing classical music shows in memory of Late Uppalapati Ankaiah. 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 on 2761-4978 or 99495-90755 for further details.