When you've given 5,000 performances, the adulation would need to be of a certain level for you to acknowledge it. That certainly makes this one special.
On the occasion of 20 years of Telugu ghazals by Dr Ghazal Srinivas, his fans' and friends' association is organising a ghazal nite on 14th October, at Ravindra Bharati. Dr Srinivas, fondly known as Ghazal Srinivas, will be singing ghazals penned by Dr C Narayana Reddy. On this occasion, a souvenir called 20 Vasanthala Ghazal Gaana Gamanam, and a book Ghazal Srinivas - O Nirantara Spoorty, written by V V V R Krishnam Raju, a journalist, will be released.
Various eminent dignataries like Dr C Narayana Reddy, D Srinivas (Minister for Rural Development), Yella Venkateshwar Rao (renowned mridangam player), M S Reddy (film director) and Rajagopal (Chairman, Lanco), will be the special invitees for the evening.
Srinivas hails from Palakollu, West Godavari District, in Andhra Pradesh, and has been singing Telugu ghazals since 1986. He has developed a unique style of his own – carefree, effortless and sonorous singing. He makes use of Kanjeera, a common instrument, as his only accompaniment. Characteristically, Ghazal Srinivas analyzes each stanza of the ghazal that he sings, and brings out the hidden literary beauty of it as he explains it to the audience.
Srinivas, through his mesmerizing concerts, has enchanted audiences in performances at the USA, England, Wales, Scotland, Singapore, Malaysia, Kuwait, Qatar, Dubai, Sharjah, Australia, Sri Lanka, Muscat, Oman, Abu Dhabi and more. He has given over 5,000 performances, and also performs Hindi and Urdu Ghazals during his concerts. He was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate in the field of Performing Arts by Cosmopolitan University, Missouri, USA, in the year 2005.
Srinivas is a BA in Political Science from Andhra University, and also has a Degree in Library Science from the University of Madras. He started his services as a Librarian in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bheemavaram, and Sainik School, Korukonda, where he worked for over a decade. He is currently serving the Government of Andhra Pradesh as an Adviser of Communications for Rural Development.
Please contact Dr Srinivas at 6661-1530 for further details.