Sripada Pinakapani

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Sripada Pinakapaani
Born (1913-08-03)August 3, 1913
Origin India Srikakulam, India
Died March 11, 2013(2013-03-11) (aged 99)
Genres Indian Classical Music
Occupation(s) Classical Vocalist
Years active 1930 - 2006

Professor Sripada Pinakapaani, also known as S. Pinakapani (August 3, 1913 – March 11, 2013), was a medical doctor, administrator, professor in medicine, and carnatic musician.[1]

Pinkapani was born at Priya Agraharam of Srikakulam district and died on 11 March 2013 in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh. He spent three months in violin maestro Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu's school. He joined M.B.B.S. in 1932. He completed M.D. in general medicine in December 1945 also from AMC, Visakhapatnam.[2]

Pinakapani worked as Assistant Professor at Madras Medical College from 1944 to 1949 and later at Andhra Medical College. He opted for Andhra Services and resigned to rejoin in the same post in 1951. He held the position of Professor of Medicine on 17 May 1954 and later transferred to Kurnool Medical College on 26 January 1957 and retired in the same position on 2 August 1968.

Pinkapani had a successful career performing at major festivals and concerts. His disciples include carnatic vocalists, Nedunuri Krishnamurthy, Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana, Voleti Venkatesvarulu, the Malladi Brothers and many others. He wrote several books on carnatic music and Gaanakalasarvasvamu ran multiple volumes which had every minute detail of krithis.


Books written[edit]

  • Sangeetha Sourabhamu, (vol 1 - 4)
  • Sangeetha Yatra
  • Mela Raga malika
  • Manodharma sangeetham
  • Pallavi Gana sudha.


  1. ^ "Carnatic Musician Pinakapani passes away". Sakshi Post. Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  2. ^ My reminiscences of AMC Vizag and KG Hospital Vizag by Dr.Sripada Pinakapani published in the Souvenair of AMC Alumni Global Meet 2008.
  3. ^ Sangeetnatakakademi.vocal carnatic music awards

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