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.
Raksha International is presenting a light music concert by renowned vocalist K Tirumala Devi, on 8th July, at the Kala Subbarao Kala Vedika of Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha in Chikkadpally. She will be supported by Venugopal on the violin and Vidyasagar on the tabla.
Tirumala Devi will be singing some very old devotional, folk and patriotic numbers of actress late Tangaturi Surya Kumari and first female playback singer of Telugu Rao Bala Saraswati Devi, like Ma Telugu Talli Ki, Maadi Swatantram Desam, Musuresindi, Bangaru Papayi and others, from Vipranarayana (1937), Raithu Bidda (1939), Devata (1941), Chandrahasa (1941), Bhakta Potana (1942) and Gitanjali (1948).
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.
Please contact Tirumala Devi at 6452-9113 for further details.