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Padmabhushan Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna was an Indian Carnatic vocalist. Born on July 6, 1930 at Sankaraguptam village in Rajolu Taluk in the East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, he inherited the musical traits of his parents. His father Mangalampalli Pattabhiramayya was a famous flutist and a music teacher, and mother Suryakanthama was a veena artiste. His father put him under the guidance of Parupalli Ramakrishnayya Pantul, with whom he reached the heights of [...]

A.R.Rahman born in Chennai on January 6, 1967 as A. S. Dileep Kumar, he came to known as A.R.(Allah Rakha Rahman) after he converted to Islam. His father, who worked as a composer and conductor died when A.R.Rahman was young as a result of which A.R.Rahman had a difficult childhood. When he was just 11, he joined the troupe of famous South Indian composer Ilaiyaraaja. He later graduated from the Trinity College at Oxford University, [...]

The golden voice of Assam, Dr. Bhupen Hazarika is a singer, lyricist, music director, poet and director who enjoys cult status in the entire Northeast, West Bengal and even Bangladesh. Born in the remote town of Sadiya of Assam in 1926,he came to Guwahati for his Intermediate in Arts from Cotton College, Guwahati in 1942 before moving on to the Banaras Hindu University where he earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees. He then went over [...]