Mysuru: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (BVB), Mysuru Kendra, is hosting its monthly cultural programme of Gamaka Vachana by Karnataka Kalasri Krishnagiri Ramachandra on the topic “Lord Krishna as seen by Kumaravyasa” at 6 pm on Saturday (July 21) at Bhavan’s Thathachari auditorium in Vijayanagar here.
The interpretation will be rendered by Dr. Jyothi Shankar. The programme centres around Lord Krishna’s role in many episodes of Mahabharata as part of his life’s mission of “punishing the wicked and protecting the good.”
Artistes’ Profile: Krishnagiri Ramachandra, a professional irrigation civil engineer, took to the art of Gamaka from his childhood days under the tutelage of his father Vid. Krishnagiri Krishna Rao, who was one of the stalwarts in Gamaka in his days, an art of singing from the compositions of Kannada literature such as Jaimini Bharata and Kumara Vyasa Bharata.
Dr. Jyothi Shankar holds a Doctorate in Kannada, besides being a Vidwan in Karnataka classical music and in Gamaka art. She has undergone training in music and Gamaka under Vidwans Subba Krishna, R.K. Padmanabha, Madikeri Nagendra and K. Ramachandra. She is a professor of Kannada in KSOU.