Noted Classical musician Shyamala G. Bhave, who was well versed in both the Hindustani and Carnatic styles passed away at the age of 79 on May 23, 2020, in Bengaluru, Karnataka. She was born on March 14, 1941, in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
i.About Shyamala Bhave: Bhave was the daughter of late Govind Vitthal Bhave, who trained her in Hindustani music and her mother Lakshmi Bhave was also a classical vocalist. She was tutored in the Carnatic stream by noted vocalists A Subbaraya and B Doreswamy.
ii.Shyamala Bhave won a music competition when she was 6 years old and started giving music performances when she turned 12.
iii.Shyamala Bhave was one of the early practitioners of the Hindustani style in the city and also taught hundreds of students at her school, Saraswati Sangeet Vidyalaya at Seshadripuram, Bengaluru.
iv.Shyamala had also composed music for some films, including the first Sanskrit film by G.V. Iyer, Adi Shankaracharya, and India’s first Sanskrit serial Kadambari. She served at the Karnataka Sangeetha Nritya Academy for 2 terms from 1997 to 2001.
v.Honours: She was honoured with the title of ‘Ubhayagaana Vidushi’ (expert in both styles) by Sir M Visvesvaraya, the 19th Diwan of Mysore.
- Shyamala Bhave won the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award.
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