Eminent Carnatic vocalist Nookala passed away

SitarEminent Carnatic vocalist Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana, a recipient of Padma Bhushan, passed away.

About Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana:

Born: 1923 at Anakapalle in Andhra Pradesh, he was famously called “Mahamahopadhyaya” by his students and music lovers.

  • As a child he was a prodigy with theatrical tastes.
  • Learned to play violin from renowned musician Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu.
  • Later, he was influenced with Pinakapani and took up Carnatic vocal.
Honors for Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana:
  • Padma Bhushan
  • ‘Asthana Vidwan’ for Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, Kanchi Kamakoti, Sringeri Sankara, Pushapagiri Peetham and the Ganapati Sachidananda Ashram.
  • ‘Sangeetha Kala Acharya’ by the Madras Music Academy after his demonstration of ‘Pancharatna Kirtanas’ of Thyagaraja.