15 January, 2014
- Venkatesh A R
It is auspicious to invoke the year 2014, the Carnatic music way, with R K Srikantan Trust's Annual Makara Sankaranti Festival, celebrating 94th Birthday of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Vidwan Sri R K Srikantan.
Vid Sri R K Srikantan is fondly referred as 'Semmangudi of Karnataka'.
He is a Living Legend at 94, still actively giving concerts, teaching. His lineage from Rudrapatnam, a quiet place in Karnataka is huge. On his 94th Birthday, meeting the Guru and take his blessings was really special. It was also an occasion to release his Autobiography along with a CD.
The dais was decorated by Connoisseurs of Carnatic Music, Sri N Murali, President of Madras Music Academy, Cleveland Sri V V Sundaram, Sri N S Krishnamurthy, Retd Director of AIR, Prof Balasubramanyam, Principal of RLV College of Music & Fine Arts at Tirupunithura along with Veteran, Living Legend Sangeetha Kalanidhi Vid Sri R K Srikantan.
Smt Ranjani Govind of The Hindu had the pleasure and delight of writing Legend’s Biography. The book was released by Sri N Murali, President of Music Academy and Joint Managing Director, The Hindu.