This young prodigy entered the Limca Book Of Records for identifying ragas, at the age when most people barely start identifying their cousins.
Kalasagaram is presenting an Annual Youth Festival Of Music
, from 12th to 14th February, at Keyes Girls High School.
The inaugural concert on 12th February is a Carnatic vocal concert by D L Prachotan, in memory of G N Balasubrahmanyam. He will be accompanied by Peri Thyagaraju on the violin, Burra Sriram on the mridangam and Vijaya Saradhi on the ghatam.
Devulapalli Lakshmi Prachotan is a 11-year old child prodigy in Carnatic music. He is a disciple of D Raghavachary of the Hyderabad Brothers, and started his training from the age of 2 years. His mother Devulapalli Sirisha is also a Carnatic vocalist. He entered the Limca Book of Records at the age of 4 for identifying ragas in Carnatic music. He has performed at several places in Andhra Pradesh, and also in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Delhi.
Prachotan's achievements fetched him 14 awards and 50 prizes as of now, including Samaikhya Bharath Gaurav Satkar from Madras Telugu Academy, Junior Excellence Award from Delhi Telugu Academy, Bala Surya Award from the State Govt. of AP, Annamayya Bhavana Vahini Gold Medal, Runner-Up at the POGO Amazing Kid Awards, Silpa Award from the AP Govt., Navya Nataka Samithi Rolling Shield, Prof. Seshachar Memorial Tambura Prize from Kalasagaram, Pandit Jasraj Award 2009, and Best Concert Award from Visakha Music Academy.
Kalasagaram is a south-Indian cultural association situated in East Nehru Nagar of East Marredpally, and has been organising Carnatic music concerts for more than 35 years now. The concerts are usually held in the Keyes High School campus in the open-air theatre. The singers are generally from outside Hyderabad, usually amateurs and upcoming artistes. Kalasagaram also occasionally stages south-Indian classical dances and Tamil plays.
Entry is free. Please contact V Rajagopal, General Secretary of Kalasagaram at 2773-1775 for further details.