Srimushnam V. Raja Rao
Srimushnam V. Raja Rao (born 1955) is an Indian mridangam player.
He received his initial training in Mridangam from his father S. Venkataramana Rao. He was later a student of Shri Kumbakonam M. Rajappa Iyer. He has also received training in Carnatic vocal music from eminent teachers including Sarvashri Papanasam Sivan, Calcutta Krishnamurthy, and Mayuram Vaidyanatha Iyer. Besides Mridangam, he also plays the Kanjira and Morsing. He has worked as a visiting professor of Mridangam at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.
- Kalaimamani award from Eyal Isai Nataka Manram, Government of Tamil Nadu, 1999
- Award from Kanchi Mahaswami, 2010
- Sangeetha Choodamani by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai 2011
- Sangeet Natak Academy Ratna Fellow from the Government of India, 2010