‘Haadu Hakkiya Nenapu’ today

Staff Correspondent

MYSORE: Natana, a forum promoting theatre, music and dance, art and literature, will organise a programme, “Haadu Hakkiya Nenapu”, here on Sunday to pay tributes to Raju Ananthaswamy, singer and composer, who died recently.

In a press release issued here on Saturday, actor and convener of Natana Mandya Ramesh said Raju Ananthaswamy was one of the few musicians who could play harmonium while singing. He was a great performer and was known for his rendition of “Rathnana Padagalu”. Raju Ananthaswamy’s compositions and singing style were unique and influenced by his father Mysore Ananthaswamy.

Raju Ananthaswamy taught Sugama Sangeetha in Bangalore and Mysore during week ends. Though he set tune for more than 200 poems, he enjoyed singing his father’s compositions. He had started a school in Mysore to promote Sugama Sangeetha, he said. He said that “Haadu Hakkiya Namana” would be held at Natana in Ramakrishna Nagar at 6.30 p.m. Raju Ananthaswamy’s relatives, associates and students would participate in the programme, he added.

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