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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Vedaanti Helidanu-GSS Poem (Maanasa Sarovara Film)

Vedaanti Helidanu-Kannada Lyrics,
Only  Few Kannada Film Directors use to adapt Popular poems of Great Poets as film Songs, Puttanna Kanagaal is One of the Prominent Director among them, He used this in Manasa Sarovara Film. Award winning and Super hit Film

Download Vedaanti helidanu Mp3

Jeevana Sanjeevana(Kuvempu) - Hanthkana Sanchu - Vishnuvardhan - Arathi

Naane Veene Neene Thanthi-Kuvempu's from Maavana Magalu Film

"Anandamaya ee Jaga Hrudaya-Popular Poem by Kuvempu Sung by Shivamogga Subbanna

Download aanandamaya ee jagahrudaya kuvempu shimoga subbanna Mp3

Tenavina trunamapi nachalati-Kuvempu's Poem

Sunday, January 26, 2014

K.S. Nissar Ahmed -Nityotsava Kavi

K.S. Nissar Ahmed (Born February 5, 1936) is a prominent Indian poet and writer in Kannada language. His full name is Kokkare Hosahalli Shekar Nissar Ahmed. His father K.S. Haider was a sanitary inspector and a teacher before joining the Revenue Department in Bangalore. He is a post-graduate in Geology, worked as an Assistant Geologist in The Mysore Mines and Geology atGulbarga before coming in touch with Kuvempu and was invited to the Kannada poet's meet during dasara festival in 1959. He worked as a lecturer in geology in Central College,Bangalore and then in Chitradurga. Later he taught in the Sahyadri First Grade College in Shimoga for two terms during 1967-72 and 1975-1978.

He is best known for "Nityotsava"  In 1978, when the first audio cassette in Kannada light music was released, the song "Nityotsava" became popular, not only because of the tune, but also because of the lyrics.

Nissar Ahmed has translated Chilean poet Pablo Neruda’s poems under the title Bari Maryadastare ( Only Decent People) into Kannada. Ahmed’s own poems include Kurigalu saar naavu kurigalu , Bharatavu namma desh(translation of Sir Mohammed Iqbal’s Saare jahaan se accha and Benne kadda namma Krishna His poem Nimmodaniddu, nimmantaagade  painfully narrates the dilemma which he had to go through to retain his religious roots.

•          Pampa Award
•          Rajyotsava Award (1981)
•          Nadoja Award (2003)
•          Padma Shri (2008)

G.P Rajaratnam-Creator of Ratnan Padagalu

G. P. Rajarathnam (1909–1979), popularly known as Rajaratnam, was a Kannada writer and poet.

G.P. Rajarathnam was from Gundlupet a town in chamrajnagar district, Karnataka. His ancestors are from Tirukkanapur Agrahara of Naga city in TamilNadu. They came to mysore in 1906.
G. P. Rajarathnam wrote many books, but he is best known for his work Ratnana Padagalu, which deals with life as seen through the eyes of Yendkuduka Ratna (Drunkard Ratna). Ratnana Padagalu has been popularized by well-known Kannada singers, and it is still appreciated and admired. Many Kannada movie songs are taken from Ratnana Padagalu.

He wrote poems for children which were called Kannada Nursery Rhymes.[citation needed] K. S. Nissar Ahmed, a prominent poet, said that Rajarathnam understood the minds of children, as well as what they needed. Some of the rhymes are "Naayi Mari", "Taata butti tumba rotti", "Putaani Krishna", "Haavu bantu haavu bantu", "Kuri mari byaa", "Namma maneyalondu sanna paapa", KANDANA KAAVYA MAALE  etc. Mysore Ananthaswamy and his son Raju Ananthaswami have composed many songs written by G.P. Rajarathnam.
According to Rajarathnam himself, he had no intention of writing poems for children. But once, he found himself jobless after doing his MA, and stood in for his ailing father who was a Kannada teacher in a school. He was quite distressed to see the kind of poems in the Kannada syllabus for such small children. That evening, while he was sitting and thinking, a poem, "Bannada tagadina tutturi", came to him without his bidding. He was thrilled with it, and taught it to his students the next day, who loved it too. He then went around teaching it to all the children he knew, until finally, it came to a publisher's notice, who asked him to write a few more poems and published his first collection of children's songs.

1. Modern Indian literature, an anthology 2. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi. 1992. p. 645. ISBN 1992 Check |isbn= value (help). Retrieved 2010-01-02.
2."25 works of children's writer G.P. Rajarathnam released". The Hindu. 2008-03-22. Archived from the original on 2010-01-02. Retrieved 2010-01-02.
3."Create awareness on importance of reading books". The Hindu. 2007-07-09. Archived from the original on 2010-01-02. Retrieved 2010-01-02.


Dr. H.S Venkatesh Murthy
Dr. H.S. Venkatesha Murthy M A; Ph.D (1944), popularly known as H.S.V., is a leading luminary among the present-day Kannada poets and playwrights. Born to conservative parents, in a remote village Hodigere (Davanagere Dist), Dr. H.S.V had his schooling at his native village and later, Holalkare town, followed by collegiate training at Chitradurga and then Bangalore. Taking up his beloved teaching profession, he served as a faculty member of the famous St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore, over three decades.

After his retirement, he has settled down in Bangalore, devoting full time, talent and energy to his pet vocation of penning poetry as well as plays in Kannada. Dr. H.S.V has earned Doctroal recognition (Ph.D) for his research work on the subject Kannadadalli Kathana Kavanagalu. Recently HSV has been honoured with Central Sahitya Academy Bala Puraskar Award (2013).

Some of his famous works include Chithrapata – Uriya Uyyale – Agnivarna (plays) 1999, Vaidehi mattu itara kavanagaLu (poems) 2012 and ShankhadoLagina Mouna (poems) 2013.

Popular Poems of H S VenkateshMurthy

  1. Amma naanu devaraane benne kaddillamma- sung by MD Pallavi
  2. Elegalu nooraaru bhaavada eLegalu nooraaru
  3. Lokada kannige raadheyu kooda ellarante ondu hennu...(M.D pallavi)
  4. Huchchu kodi manasu adu hadinaarara vayasu...
  5. Preeti kotta raadhege .. maatu kotta madhava...
  6. Toogumanchadalli kootu...

B.R. Lakshman Rao - He deals with words, in this business town.

B.R Lakshmana Rao
Romanticism is his forte. His microscopical view of romance and its nuances are well described with the beautiful lyricism and pun with the same earnest passion he has towards love through his poems. This has made him one of the prominent faces in the modern kannada literary world. His half-humored, cynical and sometimes paradoxical take on the earthly matters in his poems has brought him recognition and people have honored him with awards, and the most recent being  the Karnataka government's prestigious Rajyotsava Award. His exemplary contribution  to the kannada literature and the way he has delighted the hearts of the young and those young at heart alike has made B.R.Lakshman Rao a name synonymous to Chintamani.

B.R.Laksman Rao, also-known-as BRL, was deeply influenced by the works of great English poets Keats and Eliot during his masters in English literature. "Gopi mattu Gaandaleena,1971- Jolly Baarinalli "  link- a poem portraying an innocent boy's plight in a dance bar became widely popular. The collection of his poems "Chintamani" (dedicating to his native) and "Camera Kannu" has captured and has brought-forth the intricate and vivid pictures of life. Many reputed writers like H.S. Venkatesh Murthy, Jayanth Kaikini, etc, have written forewords to his books. He has also written a novel(Heegondhu Premakathe) and his compilations of poems "Columbus" has also been translated to English, in which there is a poem on Chintamani titled "My Native".

Watch:BR Lakshmana Rao's " Prema Raaga" Music Album release Program
  Dr. Rajkumar, S.P. Balasubramaniam, Ratnamala Prakash, Sonu Nigam, Mysore Ananthaswamy, M.D.Pallavi  (Amma Ninna Yedeyaaladalli)and many other famous singers have lent their voice to his lyrics. Noted composer and singer C. Ashwath has brought out several music albums (Kengulaabi, Subbabhattara Magale, Anuraaga, etc) and were loved by the listeners and they still linger in their minds. But, listening to some of his compositions in his own inimitable voice, especially "Nimbegida thumba chanda" song is a treat. The students who went to the english classes in his Vinayaka Tutorials recollect those wonderful time when he used to sing for his students. A couple of BRL's compositions ("Baare Rajakumari" - "Baa Maleye Baa" youtube link) have been adopted to films. "Baa maleye baa" another youtube version will leave you mesmerised with its music, tune, Sonu Nigam's voice and amazing lyrics.

A poet who made his mark, and whose works originated from Chintamani, and is a proud posession of Chintamani, is now moving to Bangalore. CC wishes him and his wonderful family all the happiness and prosperity.
Here is the link to BRL's "Baare Rajakumari"  ( sorry, couldn't find this, but enjoy all the other above links)in which he candidly and yet wittily has described a couple's life in a city like Bangalore.

A musical program was arranged by C.Ashwath admirers in Chintamani. During this occasion B.R.Laksman Rao was felicitated for bringing the Rajyotsava Award to Chintamani. The music troop led by Upasana Mohan rendered many compositions of BRL. The audience thoroughly enjoyed this concert and celebrated their own fellow citizen winning an award.

Popular Poems of B.R LakshmanaRao

  1. Amma ninna edyaladalli..(Sag\ngeeta Katti)
  2. Baa maleye baa... (Sonu Nigam)
  3. Bandante maru vasanta nee bande baalinalli
  4. Bannisale henne enu bannisale ninna mahimeyanu ? (C Ashwath)
  5. ee kangaleno nannvu nota ninnadu...
  6. Jali baarinalli poli geleyaru  Gopi & Gaandalina (C Ashwath)
  7. Manada hambalada kanasellavu manjante karagi mareyaayite
  8. Naa chikkavanaagiddaaga appa helutiddaru (C Ashwath)
  9. Neeniralu kannigellavu anda..
  10. Shruti meerada haadinalli...
  11. Sruti meerida haadu Prema suliva jaadu (Ratnamaala Prakaash)
  12. Subbabhatta magale idella ninde tagolle (C Ashwath)
  13. Usirillada baaninalli...

Santa Shishunaala Sharieff Biography and his Popular Tatvapadagalu

Shishunala Sharif (1819–1889) was a saint poet, philosopher and social reformer from the state of Karnataka in India.His compositions of tatvapada(moral poems) are in Kannada language. Sharif is recognized as the first ever Muslim poet in Kannada literature.

Shishunala Sharif was born on 7 March 1819 in Shishuvinahala, a village in shiggaon taluk at Haveri district, Karnataka. He was the only son and a late born to his parents. Legend has it that Shishunala Sharif was conceived with the blessings of Gods.

As a child, Shishunala Sharif was very charming and intelligent. After completing his studies, he worked as a school teacher for a while, before taking up the spiritual search. He found a Guru in Shri Kalasada Guru Govinda Bhatta. They both shared a very cordial relationship and often engaged in intriguing spiritual discussions.

Though a Muslim by birth, Shishunala Sharif believed in Hinduism also, bringing in communal harmony. In his birthplace Shishuvinahala, even today, both Hindus and Muslims can be seen worshipping him at the same temple.

Shishunala Sharif was known to compose poems as per the situation and sing them to spread the message. Though he never wrote down his compositions, by word of mouth many of them have been passed down to future generations.

Furthermore it is believed[by whom?] that Sri Govinda Bhatta, a Brahmin (priestly class in Hindu religion), did not hesitate to make him a Brahmin. Shishunala Sharif's preachings can be compared with those of Kabir Das's(in northern India).

Film about Shishunaala Sharief
Santa Shishunala Sharif has been the subject of a Kannada feature film directed by T.S. Nagabharana in 1990. The main character was played by the Kannada actor Sridhar, and supporting cast included Girish Karnad, and Suman Ranganath

Sharif's songs have been sung by famous playback singers, notably C. Aswath.
Raghu Dixit's work has been appreciated for spreading the words of Sharif's wisdom to the world. Raghu's self-titled debut album launched by the popular music director duo Vishal-Shekharcontains two songs "Soruthihudu Maniya Maligi"and "Gudugudiya Sedi Noda",which are compositions of Sharif.

1. "When Shishunala came alive". Online webpage of Deccan Herald. Deccan Herald. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-07-14.
2. "‘Shishunala Sharif’s works emphasized religious harmony’". Online webpage of The Hindu (Chennai, India: The Hindu). 2007-07-04. Retrieved 2007-07-14.
3.  "To listen Shishunala Sharif’s songs". Kannada Audio.
4. Denselow, Robin (2011-04-18). "Raghu Dixit and Hans Raj Hans – review". The Guardian (London).
5. "Raghu Dixit: Vishal, Shekhar launch new artist Video". 2008-02-28. Retrieved 2012-08-08.
6.  Music. "The Raghu Dixit Project » Music". Retrieved 2012-08-08.
7. Gudugudiya Sedi Nodo. "The Raghu Dixit Project » Gudugudiya Sedi Nodo". Retrieved 2012-08-08.

Popular Tatvapadagalu of Santa Shishunaala Sharieffajja:

  1. Alabeda tangee alabeda...
  2. Biddiyebbe mudaki biddeeyabbe.
  3. Ellarantavanalla nana ganda..
  4. Enthaa mojina kudari hattida myaala...
  5. En koda en kodavaa hubballi maata..????
  6. Gudugudiya Sedi Noda Dehada Guduya...
  7. Haavu tulidene maanini haavu tulidene...
  8. Haakida Janivaarava sadgurunaatha....
  9. Hogutihudu kaala vyartha....
  10. Kiti Kiti Taalalaare....
  11. Kodagana Koli nungittaa nodavvaa tangi...
  12. Koliye o koliye......
  13. Ku koo enutide belavaa...
  14. Mohada hendati teerida balika maavana maneya hanginyaako...
  15. Na..naa embudu naanalla...
  16. Savaalondu ninna myaala
  17. Sneha maadabekintavala..
  18. Soruthihudu Maniya Maligi Ajnaanadinda..
  19. Sulle sullu....
  20. Suggi MadoNu baaravvva...
  21. Taravalla tagi ninna Tamboori..
  22. ToTava NoDirayyaa...
  23. List incomplete !!!

Siddaiah Puranik-Modern Vachanakara of Kannada Literature


T.P. Kailasam was born in 1884 in Bangalore. He came from a Tamil Brahmin family. His father, Mr. Paramashiva Iyer was an eminent Justice in The High Court of Mysore.

His father sent him to England to pursue his studies in geology, but Kailasam spent most of his time picking up many habits like smoking and drinking, and evinced keen interest in theatre and stage shows. He took six years to complete his three year degree course, so that he could extend his stay in London.
On his return, he got a job as a geologist in the Mines Department. However he was not keen on pursuing a career in the government and resigned his job subsequently. In the meanwhile he pursued his literary interests and set his eyes on the prevailing theatre scene in Kannada language. Most of the plays staged then were by theatre companies who played on stage mythological stories accompanied by loud music. Kailasam began writing plays based on social issues in easily understood contemporary Kannada. It was a sort of revolution in Kannada theatre which brought him into limelight very quickly despite criticism by traditionalists and cultivated a huge fan following with whom he used to spend most off his time. His father saw in him a social rebel and cut off relations with him.

Kailasam wrote several plays in English and Kannada and has left a huge legacy which is alive even today. He died at the age 64.
T.P.Kailasam had a great sense of humour and his wit was unmatched. His plays are replete with these qualities. His humourous expressions and instant witty observations endeared him to all his followers and fans. Here are some gems from his repertory:
Most anecdotes are best told and understood in Kannada, but here is one interesting story. Once, while Gandhiji was staying for a while at Nandi Hills near Bangalore, there was a concert by the great violinist T.Chowdiah. Gandhiji, enjoying the magnificent music, turned to Kailasam, who sat next to him, and asked, "Who is this great man?" Immediately, Kailasam replied, "Oh, Bapuji, you are a great non-violinist, but this Chowdaiah is a pakka violinist!" He was rewarded with a wide toothless grin.!”
Once when someone mentioned about his soured  relationship with his famous father who considered Kailasam as a wastrel, he said, “Initially, whenever people saw me frolicking on the streets, they used to point at me and say, “ Look at him, he is Kailasam, the son of the well-known Justice Mr. Iyer. But nowadays, whenever they see my father taking a stroll, they say, ‘you know, he is the father of the famous T.P.Kailasam’!”
About his addiction to alcohol, he would say; “I am a pure vegetarian. I cannot drink milk because it is ‘liquid beef’, so I drink the vegetarian alcohol!”
Once  Kailasam shared a coupe with a friend on an overnight train journey. On reaching his destination, when he was asked,' Hope you had a sound sleep?' Kailasam answered, ‘I had sound, he had sleep’.

T.P.Kailasam used pun to introduce himself by announcing: ‘I am Typical Ass’!
Kailasam interspersed dialogues in his Kannada plays with liberal doses of English, for which he was criticised by orthodox authors. He was given the title of  ‘Father of  Modern Kannada Theatre’
Apart from his sense of humour,  Kailasam was a great humanist and compassion was an innate quality with him .
Kannadakobbane Kailasam  
Download Jokes Kingu Kailasam Part 1
Download Jokes Kingu Kailasam Part 2

Audio Links to Some of TP kailasam Kannada Songs
  1. Naanu Kolike Ranga
  2. Kaashigoda nam bhaava 
  3. Nam Thipparalli balu doora
  4. Banniri Bhaameyarella
  5. Nodivraa nam Naneenva

He was a great poet too in the English language  and he has displayed compassion in his poems:
To a young widowed woman:
 Don't cry little woman, don't cry!
They have broken your heart, I know!
And the rainbow gleams
O' your Love's young dreams,
Are things of th' long ago!
Fate turn'd your short liv'd joy to dull despair!
And bid you tread this darken'd world alone!
You pass through life, hopeless and desolate,
Your Love: the memory of a star eclips'd!
It is not given to every one of us Little Woman
To bask in the brilliance of the dawn, or to revel
In the splendour of the noon of the day of our life!
But we shall All find, if only we will. a sweet calm sunset
And of peaceful blessedness at the end of this day of our Life!
And peace, no more but peace, is all yours! And
After the end of this day of your life...? ...
...Why! Heaven holds all for which you sigh!
So there Little Woman, don't cry! Don't cry!
*Woman the Eternal sufferer and
Man the conventional consoler

About Gandhiji:
The Recipe
INTO a bare handful of bones and skin
Pour just an ounce or so of flesh and blood;
Put in a heart love-full as sea in flood;
Likewise a mind sea-deep and free from sin;
Fix on two jumboo ears, ...two goo goo eyes;
Paint on a smile of babe at mother's breast;
Inclose a soul that caps Himavat's crest
And speech with tongue which honey's sweet defies!
"The Stuffing?": Goat's milk, soya beans and dates;
Now, cover to the brim with suff'ring human's tears
And bake this dish in gaol for one score years;
Take out and "garnish" it with pariah mates;
Wrap up in rag, prop up with lithe bamboo
And serve: The World Redeemer: Our Baapoo!
T.P.Kailasam passed away in 1946, an year before independence.

Hamsalekha-Kannada Most Popular Lyricist and Music Director

Hamsalekha (real name: Govindaraju Gangaraju) is a music director and lyricist in the Kannada film industry. He also writes screenplays and dialogues for movies. He has composed music for over 300 feature films and has written lyrics for about the same number. He has also composed for Tamil and Telugu films. His popularity in the Kannada music industry rose with his tunes and lyrics in the film Premaloka (1987). His mother tongue is Kannada and his hometown is Mysore, India.

Early career 
Hamsalekha was born on 23 June 1951 as Govindaraju Gangaraju. He is married to Latha, an established playback singer. He was introduced into feature films by director M. N. Prasad, who provided an opportunity to write for the film Triveni. His debut film as a musician was the 1981 film Rahuchandra,[1] but his popularity soared only after his association with actor-director Ravichandran. Premaloka, released in 1987, brought them together for a collaboration that would endure for over 12 years.
Hamsalekha's style includes elements of western and Hindustani music. He plays keyboards, guitar, piano, harmonium, and percussion and sings. His wife Latha is also a singer. Some of her popular songs include "Aakaaradalli sharabu thubide" from Anjada Gandu and "aa arunodaya chenda" from the movie Arunodaya. She is still popular among lovers of film music.

Family Life
Hamsalekha and his wife Latha have a son Alankar. On lines of talent in family, Alankar too is connected with Arts, Music and Films. He attempted a stint in movies. Few of his released and unreleased movies are Sugghi, Tapori, Roja. Kannada Film Star of Mungarumale fame, Golden Star Ganesh played a role in Tapori during his struggling phase with Alankar in lead role.

Later career
After working on Premaloka, Hamsalekha became one of the most prolific music directors in Kannada film, with many hits. He made occasional use of many genres of music, including Western, pop, rock, hip hop, Indian classical, folk, ghazals, Sufi, and item songs. "Chandakinta Chanda", a ghazal he composed for the film Sparsha, was a major hit. He has created songs ranging from the philosophical ("Le Le Marula" in Shaapa, a film whose story he wrote himself) to the naughty ("Kaayi Kaayi Nuggekaayi Mahimege" in Halli Maestru), the patriotic ("Huttidhare Kannada Nadalli Hutta Bekku" in Rajkumar's Aakasmika, a song which has become an unofficial anthem of Karnataka) and love songs ("Ele Hombisile..." in Halunda Tavaru). He composed the background score for one movie using a single instrument and made the music for Kona Eedaita with no instruments at all. His music in the film Hagalu Vesha had a rustic and folk feel without the use of synthetic sounds. His music in the 2010 movie Naanu Nanna Kanasu was appreciated by critics as well as audiences.[citation needed] He also composed for the National Award winning movie Puttakkana Highway in 2011.

Desi Vidhya Samsthe
Hamsalekha Desi Vidya Samsthe was established in 2004–2005 as a free educational institution for SC/ST and underprivileged children for 8th, 9th and 10th standard in English medium.[clarification needed] Teaching was given using Dance, Drama and Singing. Started[clarification needed (who did?)] an Arts College in 2007–2008 to provide Desi degree courses. Land has been allocated near Channapatna for a Desi Degree Residential College. Hamsalekha also runs a music class, where he encourages and mentors talented young singers.
Desi Music Trust
Hamsalekha laid the foundation stone for Desi Music University on the day of Kannada Rajyotsava on November 1, 2010. The university will be built with INR 120 crores on 50 acres (200,000 m2) of land in Mudhigere village near Channapatna in Karnataka. The Dravidian University of Andhra Pradesh has given recognition to this Hamsalekha College of Performing Arts.[5]
Hamsalekha has received many awards over the past three decades.[6]
·         2005 - Filmfare Award for Best Music Director (Kannada) - Film: Nenapirali
·         2000 - Filmfare Award for Best Music Director (Kannada) - Film: Preethse
·         1998 - Filmfare Award for Best Music Director (Kannada) - Film: Yaare Neenu Cheluve
·         1993 - Filmfare Award for Best Music Director (Kannada) - film: Aakasmika
·         1991 - Filmfare Award for Best Music Director (Kannada) - Film: Ramachaari
For music direction
·         2005 - Best Music Director - Nenapirali
·         1999 - Best Music Director - Hrudaya Hrudaya
·         1996 - Best Music Director - Taayi Illada Tavaru
·         1994 - Best Music Director - Halunda Tavaru
For lyrics
·         2001 - Best Lyricist - Sri Manjunatha
·         2000 - Best Lyricist - Tutta Mutta?
·         1996 - Best Lyricist - Thayi Illada Tavaru
Other awards:
·         2012 - Dr. Rajkumar Award from Karnataka State Government [7]
·         2005 - Rajyostava Award (Suvarna Rajyostava)
·         2001 - Nandi Award - Sri Manjunatha
·         2005 - Kempegowda Prashasti
·         2005 - Sunfeast Udaya film award for the best lyrics - Nenapirali

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