Profiles of practising artistes - H

G.HARISHANKAR - KANJIRA VIDWAN.............(b.June 10, 1958)
Son of Lakshmi bai and Govinda Rao, who was a pecussioninst, and a disciple of his father, Harishankar had advanced training with Ramnad Murugaboopathy and Palghat Mani Ayyar. He has been accompanying top and middle level vidwans giving able support. Has a fast and rich fingering.

HYDERABAD SISTERS ( Lalitha & Haripriya) - VOCALISTS.............(b.October 6, 1950; b.September 27, 1952)
Born of P.Sivachandra, a Government Oficer, they had their musical training under T.G.Padmanabhan, a disciple of Alathur Venkatesa Ayyar. Lalitha & Haripriya give concerts as 'Hyderabad Sisters' and are 'A' grade musicians. The popular duo have strong, pleasing voices which blend well. Verve in presentation, fidelity to laya and well-planned concerts add to their popularity. They are giving a large number of concerts for All India Radio and sabhas. They are employed in musical institutions in the twin cities Hyderabad and Secunderabad. They combine well; their brika-based voice is sweet and their rendition is satisfying. Haripriya is qualified in Law also. Their concerts are absorbing and entertaining. Delineation of ragas is impressive and swara prastara is well conceived and structured. It is said that the sisters follow the style of Alathur Brothers. .


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