R K Padmanabha traces his roots back to the town of Rudrapatna. He has emerged as one of the most sort after musicians today. Having blessed by the great Vadiraja Swami, he stands as a musician with a unique persona. He has carved a niche for himself in all the possible domains. This includes theatre, literature, teaching, lecture demonstrations and promotion of music. He is a multi-faceted personality. RKP has gained popularity as an innovative composer with more than 350 kritis in his name. Added to this, he holds the credit for composing kritis in all the 72 melakarta ragas. RKP has been involved in theatre and in the dramatisation of his own plays. He is also a pioneer of the ghosti gayana(choral singing). He has trained more than 1000 students. He is the Founder of Srimadwadiraja Aradhana Trust. Dr. Nagaraj Rao is a disciple of Sri. Madhava Gudi. He holds a Doctorate in Music from Karnataka University. His doctorate thesis being "The History of Classical Music in Karnataka". He has performed all over India. He has also toured the United States and the United Kingdom. Dr. Havaldar has cut many albums in the Khayal and lighter genres. He is the founder and president of Sunaada Art Foundation. It is an organization dedicated to the promotion of Indian Classical Music. As a composer, Dr. Havaldar has scored music for various plays and television shows. He has also worked with a theatre group in Indianapolis on the music of a play with a spiritual theme. He conducts lecture-demonstrations and workshops on music. Dr. Havaldar has worked as a Programme Executive at the All India Radio, Hubli (1988–1991). He currently resides in Bengaluru. His sons Omkarnath and Kedarnath are musicians as well. Omkarnath is a vocalist while Kedarnath is a tabaliya.


R K Padmanabha, Sharada Kala Kendra, #16, 1st Cross, JP Nagar 2nd Phase, Bengaluru - 78


R K Padmanabha, Sharada Kala Kendra, #16, 1st Cross, JP Nagar 2nd Phase, Bengaluru - 78

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