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"National Award Winning Music Composer-Flutist-Performer-Producer."

Best Music Director Songs and Background Score-

"Music for Yoga Meditation and Relaxation"

The Ministry of External Affairs Government of India has released a Music C.D. entitled Music as Therapy by Bapu Padmanabha of Harihar, Karnataka State, and it has been released in order to acquaint Indian Classical Music to foreign cultural delegates. Bapu Padmanabha who has been raised to the zenith of popularity as a flutist has received higher training in flute, under the able guidance of Bansuri Samrat Padmavibhushana Pandit HARIPRASAD CHAURASIA. This extraordinary expert born in an ordinary remote place Harihara in Karnataka, as a student of Tool Engineering in Hospet, started practicing flute and went ahead in the ladder of musical achievement. He began his journey of learning music at the age of 16, having an acquaintance with music that he learned from his grandfather who was a harmonium player. At the age of 18, Bapu had realized that his vocation lied in music. He commenced his learning of music in the distant presence of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. His learning like ‘ Ekalavya’ of Mahabharata, has been continuous and constant. He began to imitate Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia’s style of presentation. Bapu has synchronized music compositions for many Kannada films as well. Working as Music Composer for Allama directed by T.S.Nagabharana.He has worked fruitfully with famous singers like Hariharan, Shankar Mahadevan, Rajesh Krishnan and Shaan. Bapu has his own unique music band known as Aanthardhwani.


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