A foundation in memory of renowned Kannada Sugama Sangeeta singer Shimoga Subbanna will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on December 15 evening in Bengaluru.
The inaugural event at Town Hall will be presided over by Chandrashekhara Kambar, chairman of the Central Sahitya Akademi and Jnanpith award-winning writer. Chief guests include Revenue Minister R. Ashok, poet H.S. Venkatesh Murthy, and Velu of Lahari Recording Company. Well-known singers will render his songs as tribute.
The late Subbanna, born on December 14, 1938, passed away on August 11, 2022. He popularised the poetry of Kuvempu, Shishunal Sharief, Laksminarayan Bhat, and a host of other poets through his music.
The inauguration of the foundation is at 5 p.m. at Town Hall.