Shimoga Subbanna

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Shimoga Subbanna
Shivamogga Subbanna.jpg
Background information
Birth nameG. Subramanya
Born (1938-12-14) 14 December 1938 (age 80)
Kingdom of Mysore, British India
GenresCarnatic music
Occupation(s)Playback singer

Shimoga Subbanna (Kannada: ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗ ಸುಬ್ಬಣ್ಣ; born as G. Subramanya on 14 December 1938) is a Sugama Sangeetha singer and playback singer in the Kannada language. He received a national award for singing for the song Kaadu Kudure Odi Banditta in the film Kaadu Kudure.[1] He is the first Kannadiga to win National Award for playback singing.[2] Apart from being an exemplary singer and musician, he is also an advocate and a notary public.He is also one of the greatest singers of all time in India.

Awards and honors[edit]

Subbanna has received several awards and honors for his contributions to Sugama Sangeetha,[3] some of which are listed below.


  1. ^ a b "Karnataka / Bangalore News : 'A synonym for melody and affability'". The Hindu. 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2012-03-10.
  2. ^ "Friday Review Bangalore / Events : Songbird's story". The Hindu. 2009-01-02. Retrieved 2012-03-10.
  3. ^ "Karnataka / Shimoga News : 'Instil love for classical music among children'". The Hindu. 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2012-03-10.
  4. ^ "Karnataka / Bangalore News : Award for C. Ashwath". The Hindu. 2006-11-01. Retrieved 2012-03-10.
  5. ^ "Karnataka / Shimoga News : Four get honorary doctorate from Kuvempu varsity". The Hindu. 2008-02-24. Retrieved 2012-03-10.
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