A scientist for 16 years, Tirumala Devi has excelled at things that do not come naturally to her. Science, for example. Here's what comes naturally.
Kinnera Art Theatres, jointly with Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha, is organising a devotional music concert by K Tirumala Devi, at the mini hall of Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha, this Tuesday. Tirumala Devi will be singing devotional classical-based numbers of Late M S Subbalakshmi, such as:
Nee Paati Daivamu in Sriranjini ragam
Srimuladhara in Sriragam
Entha Matramuna Evvaru Talachina
Jhankara Sruthi Saiduva in Pruvi Kalyani ragam
Kanakasaila in Varali ragam
Sriranga Puravihara in Brundavana saranga ragam
Sri Shankaracharyam in Shankarabharana ragam
Hindi Bhajans of Meera, Kabir and Surdas
He Nutan from Rabindra sangeet
A couple of Purandaradasa keertanas
Tirumala Devi worked as a scientist at the National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) for a period of 16 years. In spite of her work obligations, she gained a very good knowledge in music, be it Carnatic vocal, light music or Hindustani classical. She learnt Carnatic music from Padma Vibhushan Dr M Balamurali Krishna and D V Mohan Krishna, light music from M Chittaranjan, and Hindustani classical from Ram Subbamma. She has a P G Diploma in Light Music from the Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, and is currently pursuing her 2nd year in music studies from Madras University.
She has given over 200 concerts at many temples including those in Mantralayam, Srisailam, Nandigama, TTD Hyderabad, Vargal, Chilukur, Keesara, Vemulavada, Sanghinagar, Indalvai, Satyasala and Yadagirigutta. She is a recipient of the National Merit Scholarship at P G Academic Excellence, and has won several prizes in light music.
For further details, please contact M Raghuram of Kinnera Art Theatres at 98660-57777.