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Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya (Telugu: శ్రీ తాళ్ళపాక అన్నమాచార్య)

Annamayya

Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya (Telugu: శ్రీ తాళ్ళపాక అన్నమాచార్య) (May 9, 1408 – February 23, 1503) also known as Annamayya (or) Annamacharyulu is saint composer of carnatic music. Annamayya – Venkateswara’s bard Hailed as the ‘Pada Kavita Pitamaha’, for it was he who gave us the musical form of Pada, Annamacharya (1408-1503) was a forerunner of the […]

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Moparthi Sitarama Rao (Telugu: మోపర్తి సీతారామా రావు)

Anthony Mathews, Hasan, Ramanujam, Shankar Rao, M S Rama Rao, Palagummi Viswanadham at A.I.R Studio

Moparthi Sitarama Rao (Telugu: మోపర్తి సీతారామా రావు) (3 July , 1921 – 20 April, 1992) popularly known as M.S. Rama Rao, Sundara Dasu was a  renowned Telugu singer and composer . M.S. Rama Rao was renowned for his devotional songs in Telugu especially Sundara kanda (5th episode of the epic Ramayana) and Hanuman Chalisa. He was […]

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Patnam Subramanya Iyer

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Patnam Subramanya Iyer was a great vocalist, teacher and composer. He was born in 1845 in Tanjavur to Bharatham Vaidyanatha Iyer, his father. He hailed from a musical tradition: his grandfather was Bharatham Panchanada Sastry, the samasthana vidwan at the court of Serfoji II and his uncle Melatture Ganapati Sastrigal was also a vocalist and […]

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M.S.Subbulakshmi

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Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi (Tamil: மதுரை சண்முகவடிவு சுப்புலட்சுமி) (16 September 1916 – 11 December 2004) was a legendary carnatic vocalist. Achievements: Famous for rendering devotional songs; called as Nightingale of India; recipient of Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Ramon Magsaysay Award, and Bharat Ratna She was popularly known as Nightingale of India. Her rendering of bhajans (devotional […]

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Begum Akhtar

Begum Akhtar

Begum Akhtar Begum Akhtar was born on 7th October, 1914 in Faizabad town of Uttar Pradesh. Her name was Akhtaribai Faizabadi though she was much popular as Begum Akhtar. Her family belonged to the upper class of the society and was not even inclined towards music. She showed interest in music at a very young […]

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Viswanatha Sastri

Viswanatha Sastri

Viswanatha Sastri Viswanatha Sastri (Tamil: மாயுரம் விஸ்வநாத சாஸ்திரி ) (born 1893) was a Carnatic music composer. Early life and background Sastri was born 1893 in Therazhundur near Mayuram. He was interested in Carnatic music from an early age and trained under Namakkal Narasimha Iyengar, Kasavadyam Venkatarama Iyengar of Devakottai, and Simizhi Sundaram Iyer. From an […]

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Ushasri

Ushasri

Ushasri (Telugu: ఉషశ్రీ) (March 16, 1928 – September 7, 1990) is a radio and literary personality in Telugu. The original name of Ushasri is Puranapanda Dikshithulu. He is from Andhra Pradesh in South India. He lived between 1928 and 1990. He was very famous for his radio programmes broadcast from Vijayawada All India Radio Station. […]

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Madugula Nagaphani Sharma

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Madugula Nagaphani Sharma Avadhana Sahasraphani Brahmasri Dr.Madugula Nagaphani Sarma was born on 1959 at Kadava Kolanu, Ananthapur District, A.P. to Sri Nagabhushana Sarma & Smt. Susheelamma. Sri Sarma was awarded Ph.D. by the Sanskrit University of Tirupathi for his thesis “Dharma Swaroopam in Kalidasa Kavyas”. Sri Sarma was honored by appointment as “Poet Laureat” of […]

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