AN ENDEARING EVENING AT H.N.KALAKSHETRA
It was a memorable evening with most renowned icons of Kannada Literature and Sugama Sangeeta assembling @ H.N Kalakshetra, Jayanagar, Bangalore on Saturday 17 JUNE 2017.
As indicative in the invite, ‘Nityotsava’ Poet Prof.K.S.Nisar Ahmed and Kannada Nightingale Ratnamala Prakash were the proud recipients conferred by K.S.Narasimhasway Trust ‘KAVYA GAYANA PRASHASTI for the year 2016-2017.
Very amiable Sri Narahalli Balasubramanya, Kikkeri Krishnamurthy and other likeminded set of connoisseurs are the backbones of the Trust that planned to initiate such remarkable event in memory of the most celebrated ‘Mysuru Mallige” Poet, the legendary Late Sri KSN whose unforgettable Kannada Literature works have surpassed time, yet lilting in our ears year after year.
Well-known singer and composer Archana Udupa presented popular KSN Poetry in Carnatic Music and Abhang style to start with, setting the right mood to a rare pointer to subsequent events. Her impeccable singing was apt, precise and befitting to the occasion more so owing to the reason they were specially composed for the occasion, in fact a total turnaround from the mostly serenaded over years.
Not only Archana is gifted and does possess all the versatile capabilities of a formidable singer, but also has all pre-requisites of an able composer should her attempt in belting those songs with gusto is any harbinger, I personally hasten to opine. Sri Narahalli Balaubramanya has to be thanked for entrusting her the responsibility to carry out with such ease. Very impressively accompanied her mood were Nagara Nagabhushan Udupa on Harmonium and Kartik on Tabla.
Followed suit were felicitation to the coveted recipients and a befitting keynote address by Dr.H.S.Venkateshmurthy that took the audience to a rare memorabilia as ever. The most senior Celebrated Centanarian Kannada Dictionary Creator Prof.G.Venkatasubbaih was the cynosure of all eyes, very meaningfully putting forth words of wisdom about the unforgettable KSN literary works while lauding the deeds to be undertaken by the KSN Trust in ensuing days.
Award Recipient and celebrated Poet Prof.K.S.Nisar Ahmed spoke eloquently on foregoing years that prompted him to do some exemplary literary works along with his teaching profession
Renowned Veteran Singer and the other Award recipient of the evening then presented few haunting melodious K S Narasimhaswamy songs in her inimitable mellifluous style.
M/s Nagara Srinivasa Udupa, Malathi Sharma, Kikkeri Krishnamurthy and other disciples joined the encore by summing up the rare occasion in a befitting style, salient feature of the entire event being the rapt attention with which audience complimenting, enjoying and eulogizing the aura and fragrance of Legendary K.S.Narasimhaswamy’s poetry.
Indeed that was a very tenderly conducted chronicle of years that passed and moments to beckon forward to always and ever.