Artist Highlight

T K Govinda Rao

A tribute to the veteran musician, musicologist and guru, in connection with his birth anniversary on April 21.

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T K Govinda Rao

A tribute to the veteran musician, musicologist and guru, in connection with his birth anniversary on April 21.

T K Govinda Rao received his music training under the legendary Musiri Subramania Iyer. In 1949, he joined the Central College of Music, Chennai, and was guided by great musicians such as T Brinda. Later, he also served as a lecturer there. He made several valuable contributions to the field of music as a performing artiste, teacher, musicologist and author. His compilations of the compositions of the Trinity and Swati Tirunal are considered authentic reference works. He tuned many compositions of composers such as Periyasami Thooran. Govinda Rao was a specialist on Purandara Dasa compositions as well. He was a visiting professor at the Annamalai University, Chidambaram, and also worked in All India Radio as chief producer.

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