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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

In Memoriam: Vocalist and AIR Director S. Krishnamurthy

S. Krishnamurthy - In the lineage of Mysore Vasudevacharya

It is with profound sadness that we acknowledge the passing away of another luminary from Mysore and from the world of Carnatic Music. Vocalist Sri S. Krishnamurthy, grandson of one of the famous composers in Carnatic Music, Vasudevacharya, died on Saturday December 5, 2015. He was very instrumental in having written down for posterity all of the books, compositions and memorials of his grandfather as well as the compositions of the Mysore Maharaja, Jayachamarajendra Wodeyer.

For the majority of his lifetime Mr. S.Krishnamurthy served All India Radio in Mysore and elsewhere including being Station Director of Akashvani-Dharwad. In later years he was also associated with the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan as its Programme Director. Besides his familiarity and deep knowledge in Carnatic Music, he was also well versed in it's vocalisation. He was also very adept in Western Classical Music having trained at the London Trinity School. He was known to have played the Piano and Jaltarang very skillfully and had produced many musical programs, as well as penning books, the most famous of which was the one on his grandfather Vasudevacharya.

We direct you to a beautiful vignette on him, earlier, in The Hindu ( click ).

As we recall Sri Krishnamurthy’s life, and as our thoughts and prayers go towards his family, we also recall the days of his grandfather Vasudevacharya about whom we shall speak separately in connection with a Home called “Parvathi”.