Artist Highlight

R K Suryanarayana

The music of the vainika in connection with his death anniversary on December 25.

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R K Suryanarayana

The music of the vainika in connection with his death anniversary on December 25.

R K Suryanarayana hails from a musical family of Rudrapatnam and had training from his father R S Kesavamurthy, Asthana Vidwan, Mysore. He performed at the age of seven before the maharaja of Mysore. The 23-stringed veena that he played, with its sympathetic strings, is a family heirloom treasured for three centuries. R K Suryanarayana had also acted in a Kannada film. He received sevaral awards and titles such as Malayamarutha, Veena Chakravarthi, Bharatha Vainika Ratna, Nada Jyothi and Kalaimamani.

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