P. Kalinga Rao

Singer, Musical Artist

1914 – 1981

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Who was P. Kalinga Rao?

Pandeshwara Kalinga Rao was a Bhavageete and Sugama Sangeetha singer and composer in the Kannada language who was known as the "Monarch of light music in Kannada" He popularised Kannada Bhavageete, a form of music which derives lyrics from popular poetry and devotional works. Among his famous songs are "bArayya beLadingaLE", "Bramha ninge joDisteeni", "mooDal kuNigal kere yEri", and "nageyu baruthide yenage".

He was Chief Composer at the Gubbi Veeranna Drama Company. He acted and composed the music for "VasanthaSena".

He had four children Prema, Vasanth, Sharath, and Santosh.

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Born
1914
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Lived in
  • Karnataka
Died
Sep 21, 1981

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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