Having learnt the art of singing from his father, Devi Sri has now been articulating his feelings for nearly 12 to 13 years.
Hailing from Parvatipuram in Vizianagaram district, his early days were spent hearing his father’s bhajans.
Devi Sri says he has penned more than 1,000 songs. “Whatever is the occasion, I sing them to express myself on contemporary issues,” he says.
Ahead of International Women’s Day, he performed at Gandhi Statue near GVMC on Wednesday. Focussing on the Delhi gang rape and the child abuse being reported from various parts of the country they make a strong pitch for gender sensitisation and change of attitude towards women.
“I sing on themes of contemporary relevance whether it is a village festival or some other important occasion where people gather to celebrate,” he says. Event organiser S.U.N. Murthy, Umapriya and B. Subbalakshmi were present.