Nallan Chakravartula Krishnamacharyulu

Sri Nallan Chakravartula Krishnamacharyulu (1924–2005) was a scholar, musician, teacher and an exponent of the art of hari katha of modern times. He belongs the lineage of Saint Tyagaraja and is the 5th generation student descendant of the great saint.
Tyagaraja --> Manambuchavadi Venkatasubbayyar --> Susarla Dakshina Murthy Sastry --> Parupalli Rama Krishnayya Pantulu --> Nallan Chakravartula Krishnamacharyulu

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Life & Career

He was born in 1924 in jaggayya peta, Andra Pradesh to parents Jagannaadha Tiru Venkataacharyulu and Venkata Ramanamma. At a very early age, he started learning vyaakaraNa and meemaamsa sastras from his father and later from sri chilakamarri kesavaacharyulu. He had a long gurukulam-style training in carnatic music from the legendary Parupalli Rama Krishnayya Pantulu who is credited with producing such stalwarts as Dr.M. Balamuralikrishna and Annavarapu Rama Swamy.

Sri Krishnmacharyulu served as staff violinist in All India Radio Vijayawada from 1948 to 1983. He was conferred with the title of Gaana kalA prapuurna by the Anadhra Pradesh Sangeetha Academy. Various other institutions recognized his mastery of the art by conferring titles Sangeetha Saahitya Kalaa Nidhi, Hari Kadhaa Chuudamani and Sangeetha Kalaa Saagara.

In November 1998, he received special recognition from All India Radio (AIR) during Golden Jubilee celebrations; Later he also received a similar award from Telugu University, Hyderabad.

Sri Krishnamacharylu created several scholarly works in Sanskrit and Telugu. He also composed over 20 krithis, varnams and Tillanas in popular as well as rare ragas.

Literary Works

Compositions

Composition Raga Tala Type Language Description Audio Links
gourI sukumArI sankara nArI Vasantha Adi Kriti Sanskrit
mAra jananIm AsRayE Nataka Priya Adi Kriti Sanskrit Abhishek Raghuram - http://66.182.253.251/www.sangeethamshare.org/public_html/kasturi/UPLOADS-0201-0400/344_AbhishekRaghuram_OdukathurMutt/
Sri kanaka durgE Kalyani Adi Kriti Sanskrit

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See also

References

  • [1] A Tribute to Sri Nallan Chakravartula Krishnamacharyulu
  • Thyagaraja Geyartha Kunchika

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