Monday, February 29, 2016

Mandolin Shrinivas Award for SPB

Governor K. Rosaiah on Sunday presented the ‘Mandolin U. Shrinivas Award’ to playback singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam.

The Governor said that instituting an award to honour the doyens of music was a befitting tribute to Mandolin Shrinivas. “The musical journey of Mandolin U. Shrinivas began when he was barely six years old. His vision for the younger generation was not restricted to playing mandolin but other instruments as well,” he said, according to an official press release from Raj Bhavan.

Presenting the award, Dr. Rosaiah said: “S.P. Balasubrahmanyam is being bestowed with the award for his contribution to music. His contribution to the film industry is really a remarkable one,” he said, and appealed to the younger generation to pursue music.

Courtesy: The Hindu

Monday, February 15, 2016

Ghantasala’s voice is a medicine, says SP Balasubrahmanyam

Rajahmundry: Ghantasala’s voice is a medicine, said renowned singer S P Balasubrahmanyam. He was the chief guest at the Ghantasala Aradhanotsavalu in which songs of Ghantasala were sung uninterruptedly for 24 hours by singers from across the State. This programme was organised by Kinnera Arts Theatre under the aegis of language and cultural department of the State government at Sri Venkateswara Anam Kalakendram in Rajahmundry on Saturday.

Speaking on the occasion, Balasubrahmunyam recalled that Ghantasala’s voice has done immense help to careers of great actors like N T Rama Rao and Akkineni Nageswara Rao. Stating that Ghantasala is irreplaceable, he informed that Ghantasala and Mohammod Rafi are two eyes for him.

Rajahmundry rural MLA Gorantla Butchaiah Choudary, City Mayor Pantam Rajani Sesha Sai, Municipal Commissioner V Vijayarama Raju and noted music director Madhavapeddi Suresh were also present.

Courtesy: The Hans India