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Srirangam Gopalaratnam (1939 – 16 March 1993) was an Indian classical and film playback singer. She is distinguished in the exposition of Kuchipudi, Yakshagana, Javali and Yenki Patalu.
She was born to Varadachari and Subhadramma at Pushpagiri in Vizianagaram district. She underwent training in music under Kavirayaneri Joga Rao and Dr. Sripada Pinakapani. She earned a diploma in music in 1956.
She has held posts as Principal of Government Music College, Hyderabad, Professor and Dean of Telugu University. She has worked as Principal of Maharajah's Government College of Music and Dance, Vizianagaram between 1979 and 1980.
Srirangam's famous Kannada film song Krishnana kolalina kare from the movie 'Subbashashtry' (1966) is still popular in all over Karnataka, even after five decades.
Madurai Thirumalai Nambi Seshagopalan is a noted Carnatic singer, musician and composer. He was awarded the Madras Music Academy's Sangeetha Kalanidhi in 2006. As well as being a master of the veena and harmonium, he is an exponent of harikatha.
Fergusson University, formerly known as Fergusson College is an autonomous public college offering various courses in the streams of arts and science in the city of Pune, India. It was founded in 1885 by the Deccan Education Society. Professor Vaman Shivram Apte was its first principal. Social reformer, journalist, thinker and educationist Gopal Ganesh Agarkar served as the second principal from August 1892 till his death in June 1895.
Vizianagaram is a city and the headquarters of Vizianagaram district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is central Eastern Ghats, about 24 km (15 mi) west of the Bay of Bengal and 40 km (25 mi) north-northeast of Visakhapatnam. The city has a population of 2,28,025 and was the headquarters of the rajas of Vizianagaram, who played a notable role in the history of Andhra Pradesh in the 18th century and were patrons of education and the fine arts.
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada is a public university, in Kakinada, East Godavari district, south of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of India's leading universities focusing on engineering. The university has been accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of University Grants Commission (UGC) with an "A" grade. JNTU Kakinada is known for its EAMCET entrance test where over 250,000 students take the test every year for around 600 seats in its undergraduate engineering courses. All the selected top candidates for engineering programs enroll at the University College of Engineering (Autonomous) Kakinada.
Tanjore Balasaraswati, also known as Balasaraswati, was a celebrated Indian dancer, and her rendering of Bharatanatyam, a classical dance style originated in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, made this style of dancing well known in different parts of India and many parts of the world.
Padma Subrahmanyam, is an Indian classical Bharata Natyam dancer. She is also a research scholar, choreographer, music composer, musician, teacher, Indologist and author. She is famous in India as well as abroad; several films and documentaries have been made in her honor by countries such as Japan, Australia and Russia. She is well known as the developer and founder of the dance form Bharata Nrithyam. She is a devotee of the Paramacharya of Kanchi.
Sudha Ragunathan is a Carnatic vocalist, singer and composer from India. She was conferred the Kalaimamani award by the Government of Tamil Nadu in 1994, Padma Shri (2004) and Padma Bhushan (2015) by the Government of India.
Sripada Pinakapaani, was a medical doctor, administrator, professor in medicine, and carnatic musician.
Mahamahopadhyaya Dr. Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana was a Carnatic musician, a classical vocalist, musicologist, author and teacher, a great administrator and motivator. He was a performer on All India Radio and Doordarshan who participated in Sangeeta Sammelans, outdoor broadcasts and national programmes innumerable times. His radio lessons and Bhakti Ranjanis were very popular. He was awarded Padma Bhushan award by the Government of India in 2010.
Kalingandhra is a region consisting of five north Andhra districts of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It comprises the districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari and West Godavari. As of 2011 census of India, the region with three districts has a population of 9,338,177.
S. Sowmya is a Carnatic music singer. She learnt music initially from her father Dr. Srinivasan, and later from Dr. S. Ramanathan and Smt.T. Muktha. In 1998, Sowmya co-founded Carnatica - an institution dedicated to classical music & dance instruction, archival, talent search and other related activities. She also co-authored the first comprehensive reference CD-ROM on Carnatic music, Nadanubhava. She is a visiting professor at the Advanced School of Carnatic Music of the Music Academy Madras and a member of the academic council of the Tamil Nadu Music & Fine Arts University. She was also a member of the Governing Body of the Kalakshetra Foundation.
Mamidipudi Venkatarangayya was a financial and political scientist and historical writer from Andhra Pradesh, India. He was recipient of the Padma Bhushan in 1968 by the Indian Government.
Alarmel Valli is a leading Indian classical dancer and choreographer and the foremost exponent of the Pandanallur style, in the Indian classical dance form, Bharatanatyam. She is widely acclaimed for her ability to turn a traditional grammar into a deeply internalized, personal dance poetry.
Maharajah's Government College of Music and Dance is an educational institution in Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is the first music college in South India.
Malini Awasthi is an Indian folk singer. She sings in Hindi and related languages such as Bhojpuri, Awadhi and Bundelkhandi. She also presents in Thumri and Kajri. The Government of India awarded her the civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 2016.
Minati Mishra was an Indian classical dancer and actress, known for her expertise in the Indian classical dance form of Odissi. She was reported in 2011 to be the oldest-living Odissi performer. The Government of India honored Mishra in 2012, with the fourth-highest civilian award of Padma Shri.
Joy Michael (1927-2018) was an Indian theatre personality and the co-founder of Yatrik, a repertory company based in Delhi. The Government of India honored her in 2012, with the fourth highest civilian award of Padma Shri.
Subba Shastry is a 1966 Indian Kannada film, directed and produced by M. V. Krishnaswamy. The film is based on the novel Aashadhabhoothi by A. N. Murthy Rao. The film stars Kalyan Kumar, K. S. Ashwath, Arunkumar, Chandrakala, Harini, Mynavathi and Shivaraj in the lead roles. The film has musical score by Veena Doreswamy Iyengar and S. Krishnamurthy with the title song sung by the Smt. Srirangam Gopalaratnam.
Mona Chandravati Gupta was a Myanmar born Indian social worker, educationist and the founder of Nari Sewa Samiti, a non governmental organization working for the social and economic upliftment of women.
Parassala B. Ponnammal is an Indian Carnatic musician. On 23 September 2006, she sang at the Navaratri Mandapam in Trivandrum, breaking 300 years of tradition that forbade women from performing at or attending the famed Navaratri Celebrations of the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala.This was made possible by Prince Rama Varma of the Travancore Royal Family.