Veteran Carnatic music exponent M Balamurali Krishna passed away at 86
Posted on:23 Nov 2016 09:35:58
23 November 2016 Current Affairs GK: Veteran Carnatic musician Dr M Balamuralikrishna passed away at his residence in Chennai on 22 Nov 2016. He was 86. He had not been keeping well for the past few days.
Born in Sankaraguptam in Andhra Pradesh, Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishnastarted singing at the age of six. He was a master of Carnatic and Hindustani vocal music and played musical instruments like the viola, the violin and the mridangam. He had composed music and acted in some movies, including Bhakta Prahlada.
He composed several thillanans, kirits and varnams. He revived old ragas like Narthak and Sunadavinodini and created new ragas like Lavangi, Mahathi, Manorama, Murali, Omkari, Prathimadhyamavathi, Rohini, Saravashree, Sumukham, Sushma, Ganapathi, Siddhi and Pushkara Godvari.
Balamuralikrishna had tried to popularise the idea of music therapy in south India.
Balamurali, as he was called by musicians and public, was a recipient of all three Padma awards Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. He won several awards, including the national award for best playback singer and best music director.
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