Malladi Brothers

  • Published By: sruti

It is difficult to believe that an epoch making revolution in the manner in which Carnatic music was practised in Andhra Pradesh came about through the dedicated efforts of one who was not even a professional musician. This legendary person was Dr. Sripada Pinakapani. He was an eminent doctor by vocation but music was his passion. Almost entirely self taught in the subtle intricacies and nuances of Carnatic music, he fell in love with the “Tanjavur bani” of Tamil Nadu and decided to import and propagate it in his own Andhra Pradesh. He had no guru to guide him in his mission but commenced the journey on his own, deciding to absorb whatever he listened to and found good from the stalwarts of Tamil Nadu.