|Born||9 May 1927|
|Died||16 January 2020 92) (aged|
|Other names||Dr Ra Sa |
Dr R SathyanarayanaMahamahopadhyaya R Sathyanarayana
|Occupation||Musicologist, Indologist & Dance scholar|
|Known for||Indian Music Shastra|
|Awards||Padma Sri (2018)|
R. Sathyanarayana (9 May 1927 – 16 January 2020) was a musicologist and dance scholar from Mysore, India. In 2018, Sathyanarayana received the Padma Shri civilian honour from the President of India for his contribution to the field of music.
Dr R Sathyanarayana or Mahamahopadhyaya Dr R Sathyanarayana, as he was known in the scholarly circles, was erudite. His degrees ranged from a Master's in chemistry from the University of Mysore to a PhD and multiple D.Litt. degrees from various universities, including (but not exclusively) Mysore University, Hampi University (Honoris Causa) and Gangubhai Hangal Music University of Mysore.
Between 1949 and 1984, he taught chemistry at the Sarada Vilas College, and also taught Karnataka music. He wrote treatises in Sanskrit language on dance and music. Pundarikamala, Shruti: The Scalic Foundation, Suladis and Ugabhogas of Karnataka Music, and Karnataka Sangeetha Vahini were some of his notable works. He was a public speaker on Indological disciplines, and was an active participant in Government of India sponsored music festivals and international seminars. He was the President of the Indian Music Congress.
More than 170 research papers on various aspects on music and dance presented at conferences, seminars, congresses etc., and others published in periodicals.
More than 200 articles on music, dance, education, philosophy, yoga, tantra, mantra and other Indological disciplines.
Total publication exceeds some 20,000 printed pages. Music, dance and cognate Indological fraternity have treasured these publications to perform, propagate and preserve the culture and traditions of the country.
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