Artist Highlight

R K Suryanarayana

An hour of music by the vainika in connection with his birth anniversary on June 15.

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RJ: Srividya

R K Suryanarayana

An hour of music by the vainika in connection with his birth anniversary on June 15.

R K Suryanarayana hailed from Rudrapatnam, the cradle of Carnatic music in Karnataka. Right from his childhood, he trained with his father R S Kesavamurthy, Asthana Vidwan at the court of Mysore. The precocious Suryanarayana 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.

Songs in this Program