Veteran and multi faceted, renowned music and dance Scholar, Critic and Columnist, SANGEETHA KALAA RATHNA,

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Veteran and multi faceted, renowned music and dance Scholar, Critic and Columnist, SANGEETHA KALAA RATHNA,


Veteran, Active and Accomplished music, dance and literature Scholar, Critic and Columnist, Accredited Journalist, Non-Hindi-speaking Hindi Scholar, Researcher par excellence, Dynamic Organizer, Multi faceted Academician, Accomplished translator, Asthana Vidwan of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham and Sri Datta Avadhutha Ashram, Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiiji, Mysore
Prestigious Bangalore Gayana Samaja’s 51st National Music Conference President,
Sangeetha Kalaa Rathna
-----M.A., (Gold Medalist), Ph.d.,
Prinicipal and Prof. & HOD of Hindi, Vijaya College (Retd.,)

** Exemplarily presided over the most prestigious 51st National Music conference of the oldest music organization of the country---Bangalore Gayana Samaja held from 5th December 2021 to 12th December 2021 to join the galaxy of Dr.Rallapalli Ananthakrishna Sharma, BVK Sastry, Dr. Ra. Sathyanarayana, Guru Maya Rao, Dr. Shyamala Bhave, Dr.Gangubai Hangal, Dr. R.K.Srikanthan, Lalgudi Jayaraman and others.
** Senior most music and dance scholar, critic and columnist of Karnataka with more than 4 decades’ of experience and expertise and unbroken service to classical music, dance and theatre till today. He has been highlighting three generations of music and dance artistes.
** Bringing into light three generations of artistes—musicians and dancers.
** Veteran journalist accredited by the Govt. of Karnataka
** He has been an active and prolific organizer, educationist, researcher and
He is a unique and dynamic writer to continuously write in three languages---International Language (English), National Language (Hindi) and State Language (Kannada)—on music, dance, culture and literature.
** As the Art Critic for The Hindu completed 1000 columns of writing (1985-
** Completed more than 4000 columns of writing in English, Kannada and Hindi till this
date and going stronger with all of his creative works.
** Published three books on music and literature
** Regularly being invited as the Observer, during the annual International Tansen
Sammelan at Gwalior and International Khajuraho dance festival at Khajuraho.
** A regular contributor to Narthaki. Com.
** Karnataka Sangeetha Nrithya Academy Award-1998 with the title of “Karnatka Kala
** Awardee of prestigious ‘Kempegowda Karnataka State Award’(2013)
** Arya Bhata International awardee (twice)
** Member, Audition Committees of All India Radio & Doordarshan
** Proficiency in vocal and violin music; Extensive studies in classical dance;
** Presided, coordinated, presented papers and participated in several
national and International seminars and conferences of music and
dance held under the aegis of prestigious Sabhas, organizations and
** Conducted workshops, lec-dems at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavana, LONDON.
** Chief Guest and President at several music and dance programmes held at
Mysore, Mumbai, Dombivili, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal, Chennai,
Shimoga, Sagar, Soraba, Hubli, Mangalore etc, within and outside
**Chief Guest and president of varied programmes held at SINGAPORE,
** Asthana Vidwan, Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, Kanchi.
** Asthana Vidwan, Sri Datta Avadhootha Peetha, Sri Ganapathi
Sachchidananda swamiji, Mysore. (2022)
** Artiste of the Year 2005, Bengaluru Gayana Samaja
**Honoured by Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji, Mysore with a
golden bracelet
** Artiste of the Year 2012, Karnataka Gana Kala Parishath
** M.A.,(Hindi) with Gold Medal. from Bangalore University
** Ph.d, on Surdas (with references to music and dance also) in Hindi from
Bangalore University

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