Artistes' Panorama



Tiruvidaimarudur Sakharama Rao


Sakharama Rao belonged to the family of Ghavai Madhava Rao, a popular musician under Maharaja Sivaji of Tanjavur. He was responsible for lifting the ancient but beautiful instrument, Gotuvadyam out of oblivion and bringing it to the forefront. A highly respected musician, he led a very principled life with dignity. To him goes the credit of producing disciples of the calibre of Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer and Gotuvadyam Narayana Iyengar.


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