At 30, he is the youngest singer to occupy the top slot in almost every major music festival. Like in here. Catch Krishna live in Hyderabad tonite.
Sri Lakshmi Nrisimha Swamy Seva Samithi (SLNSSS) is organising a musical festival from 23rd to 27th May, at the Keyes Girls High School. Carnatic vocal by Sanjay Subramanyam, T M Krishna and Alladi Aishwarya, and film music by Anooradha Sriram and Abbaswaram Ramjhi & troupe, form part of the 5-day bonanza. Today, the second day, eminent vocalist T M Krishna will present a Carnatic vocal recital.
Krishna has a resonant and mellifluous voice, and his strict adherence to classicism has made him one of the leading Carnatic vocal musicians and a highly sought-after artiste. He is the youngest singer to occupy the top slot in almost every major music festival.
Brought up under the tutelage of Vidhwan Seetharama Sarma who he started training with at the young age of 6, and trained in raagam, taanam and pallavi by Chengalput Ranganathan, Krishna had advanced training under Sangeeta Pitamaha Dr Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer for more than 7 years.
Only 30 years now, he has travelled extensively in India, South Africa, North America, South-East Asia, Australia and the Middle-East, performing to huge applause from connoisseurs and critics. He is known for his tremendous Manodharma and Sampradaya singing. His vilamba kala kriti renditions are soaked with bhakti and bhaava.
SLNSSS was formed in the year 2000, with the devotional and noble thought of reconstructing the centuries old temple of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy, which is in a dilapidated and neglected state, at Nala Bazaar, R P Road, Secunderabad. The uniqueness of this temple is that Lord Narasimha Swamy is in a standing posture with the Aahwana Mudra Hastam, giving an appearance of inviting devotees for blessings.
The skeletal work of the temple has been done by the samithi, with the help of donations from devotees. Further construction activities on the Sanctum Sanctorium, Upa Sannidhis, Dwajasthambam, Gopuram and Sthapati are being started to enable the reinstallation of deities in the Maha Aalayam.
To fulfill these activities, the samithi intends to organise fund-raising cultural activities, and the music fest from 23rd to 27th May is a part of this. The donations and contributions made to the samithi will be utilised only for the construction of the Lord's temple.
The donor passes to the music fest are Rs. 500 for all the five days, or Rs. 200 and Rs. 100 per day per head. For further details, please contact A S Mohan at 98481-47344 or N T Seshadri at 93470-67467 or Sounderajan at 98483-72972.