Nedunuri Krishnamurthy

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Nedunuri Krishnamurthy
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Background information
Born (1927-10-10) 10 October 1927 (age 86)
Origin Kothapalli, India
Genres Indian Classical Music
Occupations Classical Vocalist
Years active 1945 - present
Website Official site

Nedunuri Krishnamurthy (born 10 October 1927) is a famous Indian Carnatic vocalist.[1] His tonal quality and "Continuity" are his special assets.

Early life[edit]

Born in Pithapuram, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh to Rama Murthy Panthulu and Vijayalakshmi.[2] His father held a small job, at the estate of the Raja of Pithapuram.[3] He was under influence of his mother who sang Ashtapadis, Tarangas and the Adhyatma Ramayana kritis. She had a great influence on him while growing up.

He joined the Maharaja’s Music College at Vizianagaram in the year 1940 and received initial training in Violin and Vocal from the Dwaram Narasinga Rao Naidu. In 1949, he was influenced by carnatic vocalist, Sripada Pinakapani, and under his guidance developed his style of music.

Performing career[edit]

Nedunuri Krishnamurthy worked as Principal of S.V.College of Music and Dance, Tirupati; M.R.Government College of Music and Dance, Vizianagaram; Government College of Music and Dance, Secunderabad; and retired as Principal of G.V.R Government College of Music and Dance, Vijayawada in 1985. He was Dean of Faculty of the Fine Arts and Chairman of Board of Studies in Music of Sri Venkateswara University and Nagarjuna University. He immensely contributed to Annamacharya Project of the TTD (Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams) in tuning most of the "Annamacharya" kritis as we know them today.[4] Krishna Gana Sabha, Madras, conferred on ‘Nedunuri’ with the title “Sangeetha Choodamani” in the year 1976. The Music Academy, Madras conferred on him the most prestigious title of “Sangeeta Kalanidhi” in the year 1991.[5] He has been appointed as the ‘Asthana Vidwan’ of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams and also of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham.Performing Artiste since 1945 – SIX DECADES OF MUSICAL CAREER. Nada Yogi Nedunuri is a music connoisseur’s delight. Prestigious Record – Performing at the “MADRAS MUSIC ACADEMY” for more than Five Decades

Prominent disciples[edit]

  1. Domada Chittabbayi
  2. Garimella Balakrishna Prasad
  3. Saraswati Vidyardhi
  4. Malladi Brothers
  5. Shobha Raju

Discography[edit]

01. Annamayya Antaranga Tharangam

02. Annamayya Pada Kadambam

03. Annamayya Pada Kamalam

04. Annamayya Pada Neerajanam

05. Annamayya Pada Ravali

06. Annamayya Pada Sammohanam

07. Annamayya Pada Vasantham

08. Srihari Rasakrithi (TTD Release)

09. Bhadrachala Ramadasu Keerthanalu (with Dasarathi Sataka Poems)

10. Raga Sudha Rasam

11. Rare Krithi’s of Tyagaraja

12. Raga Madhur (Audio) by Swathi Soft Solutions Company release.

13. Raga Ranjani (DVD) by Swathi Soft Solutions Company release.

Awards and honours[edit]

Item No Organization Award
01. Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai SANGEETHA CHOODAMANI, 1976
02. Visakha Music Academy,Visakhapatham SANGEETA KALASAGARA, 1980
03. Sur Singar Samsad of Bombay SWAR VILAS, 1981
04. Sri Yagnavalka Cultutal Association,Hyderabad NADA SUDHA NIDHI, 1981
05. Sangeetha Vidwat Sabha, Kakinada GANA KALA NIDHI, 1982
06. Sri Tulasivanam Sangeetha Parishad, Trivendrum GAYAKA CHOODAMANI, 1982
07. Central Sangeet Natak Academy,New Delhi, Govt. of India SANGEET NATAK ACADEMY AWARD, 1986
08. Sri Tyagaraja Swamy Trust, Tirupati SAPTAGIRI SANGEETHA VIDWANMANI, 1987
09. Sri Tyagaraja Kala Samithi SANGEETHA VIDWANMANI, 1989
10. Sriram Music Academy, Srinagar SANGEETHA VIDYA BHASKARA, 1989
11. Kalasagaram, Secunderabad SANGEETHA KALA SAGARA, 1989
12. Sangeetha Rasika Samakhya, Tirupati NADA YOGI, 1989
13. Santhi Renaissance International Foundation (SRI Foundation, USA) SRI KALA PRAPURNA, 1991
14. Madras Music Academy, Chennai SANGITA KALANIDHI, 1991
15. Bharathi Gana Sabha, Amalapuram GANA KALA BHARATHI, 1993
16. Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad KALA NEERAJANA PURASKARAM, 1995
17. Sri Annamacharya Project of North America, (SAPNA). Chicago, USA ANNAMACHARYA VIDWANMANI, 1995
18. Sri Sivanandaguru Educational and Cultural Trust, Bheemunipatham GANGADEVI EMINENT CITIZEN AWARD, 1997
19. World Teachers Trust, Visakhapatnam MASTER M.N. AWARD, 1997
20. Datta Peetham, Mysore NADA NIDHI, 1998
21. State Cultural Council, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad HAMSA AWARD, 1999
22. Sangeetha Vidwat Sabha, Kakinada ANNAMACHARYA BHARATHI, 1999
23. Bhairavi, Indian Fine Arts Society, USA SANGEETHA RATNAMARA, 2000
24. Sri Venkateswara Annamacharya Society of America, California, USA ANNAMACHARYA SANKEERTHANA KIREETI, 2000
25. World Telugu Federation TEULGU TALLI AWARD, 2000
26. Bharatiya Vidyabhavan, Coimbatore Kendra SANGEETH SAMRAT, 2001
27. Fine Arts Cultural Themes, Sydney (FACTS) Australia SWARA NIDHI, 2001
28. Badam Apparao Memorial Trust,Pithapuram BADAM APPARAO MEMORIAL TRUST AWARD, 2002
29. Raja – Lakshmi Foundation, Chennai RAJA LAKSHMI AWARD, 2002
30. Telugu Fine Arts Society,New Jersey, USA DR.K.V.RAO & JYOTHI RAO AWARD, 2002
31. Andhra Music Academy SANGITA VIDYANIDHI
32. Prasara Bharati, New Delhi NATIONAL ARTISTE AWARD, 2004
33. South Indian Education Society, Mumbai NATIONAL EMINENCE AWARD, 2006
34. Visakha Music and Dance Academy NADAVIDYA BHARATHI,
35. Government of Andhra Pradesh PRATIBHA RAJIV PURASKAR, 2006
36. South Indian Cultural Association, Hyderabad SANGITHA CHAKRAVARTHI,
37. Academy of Music, Bangalore K.K. MURTHY MEMORIAL CHOWEDIAH AWARD, 2008
38. Shanmukhananda Sahba, Mumbai NATIONAL EMINENCE AWARD, 2010
39. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University,Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh HONORARY DOCTORATE, 2010
40. Tirumala Tirupati Devastanam, Tirupati ‘ASTHANA VIDWAN’ of TTD, 2010.
42. Sri Durga Malleswarala Vari Devastanam,Vijayawada. ‘ASTHANA VIDWAN’, 2010.
43. Sri Krishna Gana Sabha,Chennai. ‘SRI TYAGARAJA SEVA RATNAM’, 2011.
44. Music Academy, Madras 1998 Best Raga Rendering
45. Music Academy, Madras Best Senior Vocalist (2 times)
46. Indian Fine Arts Society, Madras, 1989. Best Senior Vocalist
47. Indian Fine Arts Society, Madras, 1989. Sangeetha Kalasikhamani, 2011.

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