D.K. Pattammal

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Line portraits of musicians

By Buzybee

'Nadarekhalu', a book  containing 186 pencil portraits of Carnatic and Hindustani musicians drawn by Sathiraju Sankara Narayana (Shankar), was released on 4 May 2015, at the Telugu University NTR Kala Mandiram. P.V.R.K. Prasad (IAS Retd.) presented the first copy to Kamisetty Srinivasulu (former Director of the Annamacharya Project, TTD). The programme started with a concert by up-and-coming musician K S Abhiram, a disciple of  Vyzarsu Balasubrahmanyam. Tanikella Bharani, Ravi Kondalrao, Ayyagari Syamasundaram,  S.V. Ramarao and Vara Prasada Reddy spoke about different aspects of the book.

Artist Sankara Narayana has been very generous in sharing his sketches of musicians with Sruti magazine. He is the brother of artist Bapu who passed away recently. The sketches in the book published by Shantha Vasantha Trust (Dr. K.I. Vara Prasada Reddy) have brief notes in Telugu about each musician, written by vocalist and music guru Vyzarsu Balasubrahmanyam. 

The e-book can be viewed on Youtube and  in the website www.sankarportraits.com

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