P. Kalinga Rao
Singer, Musical Artist
1914 – 1981
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 had four children Prema, Vasanth, Sharath, and Santosh.
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