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Śrī Ādibhaṭla Nārāyaṇa Dāsu.(1864-1945) wrote Kritis in Samskrutam, Telugu and Accha-Telugu or Telugu from which Samskrutam words were exluced. Śrī Nārāyaṇa Dāsu was a poet, musician, vaggeyakara "Laya Brahma", "Panchamukhi Parameswara" (titles he earned for his ability to sing a Kriti synchronising it with five Talas (beat with two hands, two feet and head) and the creator of the composite art form, "Harikatha" comprising Puranik storytelling; reciting poetry, performing music (both pre-written and extempore); dancing and acting. He has been hailed as the "Versatile genius".
For more on his life and work, please read this brief biography.
https://www.adibhatlanarayanadas.org/20 ... a-das.html
Carnatic composers (other than performing vidwans)
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