Gandharva Vidyabhushana, Gana Kala Nidhi

Dwaram Narasinga Rao Naidu



Sri Dwaram Narasinga Rao Naidu was born on 5th September 1908 in Vijayawada...  His parents were Smt. Lakshminarayanamma, Sri Dwaram Venkata Krishnaiah Naidu...the Guru and elder brother of Sangeetha Kalanidhi,Sangeetha Ratnakara Dr. Dwaram Venkata Swamy Naidu.




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           5th September is Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan's Birth Day,

           5th September is Dwaram Narasinga Rao Naidu's Birth Day,

5th September is "Teachers' Day"

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కళ ప్రకాశించు చంద్రుని కళను మించి

                                  -         శ్రీ మానాప్రగడ శేషశాయి


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                                                                           - యం పేరి శాస్త్రి


           Violin Maestro Sri Dwaram Narasinga Rao Naidu is one of the most remarkable personalities of Karnatak Music.  Sri Narasinga Rao Naidu had the rare opportunity of learning from his father Sri Dwaram Venkata Krishna Naidu.  The legendary Violinist Sangeetha Kala Nidhi Dr. Dwaram Venkata Swamy Naidu was his uncle.  An extraordinary soloist and an ideal accompanist Sri Dwaram Narasinga Rao Naidu was also an extremely passionate, dedicative and generous Guru.  His great legacy of disciples consists of many eminent musicians of today.


           Gandharva Vidyabushana Gana Kala Nidhi Sri Dwaram Narasinga Rao Naidu, was born on 5th September 1908 in Vijayawada of Andhra Pradesh to Smt. Lakshminarayanamma and Sri Dwaram Venkatakrishniah Naidu.  Venkatakrishnaiah Naidu  was the elder brother and guru of legendary Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu.  He had his training from his father and uncle Sangeetha Ratnakara, Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr. Venkataswamy Naidu. He worked in Railways for some time in Vijayawada.  He had given several concerts  and earned good name as a Violin Solo Vidwan. He was appointed as Violin Professor in Mahararaja's Music College Vizianagaram in the year 1936 when Dr. Dwaram Venkata Swamy Naidu became the Principal of that College.  He worked as violin Professor and later became the Principal of Maharaja Government Music College at Vizianagaram for many years and was known as a great guru who treated his scores of disciples with affection.

           Sri Narasinga Rao Naidu has acclaimed name and fame as Violin Soloist.  He has developed a new style in Violin playing. He accompanied his uncle Sri Dwaram Venkata Swamy Naidu on Violin in the entire South India. He accompanied the musical celebrities of south like Parupalli Ramakrishniah Pantulu, Muniganti Venkata Rao Panthulu, Dr. Sripada Pinaka Pani, GNB, Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna, Chembai Vidyanatha Bhagavatar, T.R.Mahalingam, Mahavadi Venkata Appaiah Sastry, Krovi Satyanarayana Sastry, Sattur Satagopan and several others. He has also accompanied his disciples like Nedunuri Krishna Murthy.

          Narasingarao Naidu died at the early age of 52 years on 10th March 1960. All his sons and daughters are excellent violinists.  Sri Durgaprasada Rao (Retired Principal, Maharaja Government Music college, Vizianagaram)Sri Satyanarayana ( Now at AIR, Hyderabad), Smt. Poosarla Manorama (Retired Principal of Bhakta Ramadasu Government Music College, Hyderabad) imbibed their father’s superb bowing technique and have earned fame in the field of violin.

Centenary Celebrations        
Dwaram Venkata Krishnaiah
Guru Parampara
Shishya Prashishyulu
Vamsa Vriksham
Sangeetha Kutumbam
Interview with Sri Pinaakapaani
Sadguru Sivananda Murthy
Balamurali Krishna
Annavarapu Rama Swamy
Munuganti Srirama Murthy
Nedunuri Krishna Murthy
Dandamudi Rammohan Rao
Peri Sastry
Dr. Lakshmibai
Jagannath Deo Varma
Pullela Peri Somayajulu
Nukala Chinna Satyanarayana
K.V. Reddy
Ivatoori Vijayeswara Rao
Srui Kumara Swamy
Chaganti Kondala Rao
Scribbling from Diary
Dwaram Narasinga Rao Naidu Memorial School

The Brilliant Violinist - Dwaram

('Bidaya Marmar')

Oriya: Raja Jagannath Deo Verma                                                                             English: Sri Kapileswar Das, M.A. (Lit) M.A.(Ph)



Thou struggled thine whole life

To uplift the Art of South

Art for art sake

And Music for Music

Not only a year or two

But half a century –

Thine devoted

Ambition like the topmost peak of Himalaya

With manifold worries and struggles …

Sent your message of Music from North to South

Riding the Horse of Dawn …

The Violin and Bow.

Oh! Pioneer of South,

Who whipped the strings on his bow

Like Yujuchchu with Gandiva bent by arrow

Half happy and half sorrowful;

Shed tears: Like the mother who lost her child,

I never saw thou in angry mood –

Thou flowed just as Saraswathi

Beneath the Ganga & Yamuna

Never boasted with Pride –

Thou wert a Humble disciple of  Music

Against many obstacles –

Pined and pined with smiling appearance

With a violin transmitting East to West

With lovely teaching to public listeners –

Thine life was based on unique technique

Rendering the bow on four strings

With modulation

Oh ! Violinist !

The page of History will speak

Thine Devotional Dedication :–

Thou kicked the post of life

And turned it into pieces

At an early age :–

 Lived for fifty – one springs only :–

None have narrated thine story –

Oh !  My beloved Teacher !

Sun of the Dawn

I bow my head at thy talent :–

Please embrace me,

Allow me to rest a while

In the shadow of your departure –

Allow me to listen to your

Melodious songs of strings

Just for a while.

Telugu Version



                                             Courtesy: Text, Messages and Photos from Centenary Souvenir


Sri Dwaram Narasinga Rao Memorial Music School, Vijayanagaram, 531001

(Estd. 4-9-1961) 

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