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Saturday, June 6, 2020

Sri. Mysore M.Nagraj, Staff Artist - Top Rank. AIR Mysuru retired on 31.05.2020







Sri. Mysore M. Nagaraj born on 09.05.1960 in Mudigunda a remote village of Mysore district. He is a, Legendary Violin Maestro from the city of Mysore, is the son and disciple of renowned violinist and Professor of Fine Arts College .S.Mahadevappa. Nagaraj was a remarkable child prodigy who matured quickly to emerge as one of the top ranking violinist in India today. Later on selected for the post of Instrumentalist – A Grade and appoint at All India Radio, Mysuru w.e.f. 11.02.1980. From child prodigy to trail blazer, captivating audiences critics, Mysore Nagaraj has created unrivalled record as star performer in prestigious organizations world over. Violinist par excellence, His performances feature an extraordinary range of musical expressions from the deepest meditations to astonishing virtuosity with outstanding artistic imagination. As critics admit, his concerts are filled with peace, tranquility and exhilaration-result of superbF ingering & bowing techniques creating breathtakingly beautiful melodies. Mysore Nagaraj his virtuoso young brother Dr. Mysore Manjunath make a formidable violin Duet team. They have collaborated with many out standing musicians from all over the world & have performe innumerable Jugalbandhi concerts with many Top-ranking artists in the contemporary music today including Pandith V.G.Jog, Pandith Vishwamohan bhat, Dr.M.Balamurali Krishna,


Tejendra Narayana Majumdar, Ronu Majumdar Dr.N.Rajam, etc. He become one the youngest musicians in Karnataka state to be awarded Top Rank status and continued his contributions to AIR and also propogated Violin in many parts of the world as a cultural ambassador in all European Cultural festival in Leicester, Festival of India in London, Royal charity concert in Kuala Lumpur before the King of Malaysia his Excellency Naquiyuddin, concert before His Excellency. Dr. Sam Nujoma, the President of the Republic of Namibia and academic wor shops-concerts at the University of Delaware, University of Wesleyan University of Chicago

University of Iowa, University of North Texas, University of Osaka Japan, Texas A  MUniversity & university of North Carolina etc.

Awards:-
1)Prestigious Rajyotsava State Award; Government of Karnataka 1990
2) Most prestigious central sangeet natak academi award 2012
3) Special Honor by the Lok Sabha Speaker Mr. Somanath Chatterji at Shantiniketan, Speaker Mr. Somanath Chatterji at Shantiniketan, 2006
4) ASTAANA Vidwan of avadoota data peetam (awarded by shankara dayal sharma
5) Best Violinist Awards; Madras Music Academy
6) Sanmskruthi Sinchana Award-2008,
7) , Sangeeth Samrat 1996,
8) Sangeetha Rathna
9) Sangeetha Vidwanmani 2009,
10) GANAVARIDHI-2001
11) Excellence award by University of Central Oklahoma, USA 2001,
12) Aarkay Award USA 2003, SIFA Award from SIFA, Sanjose, California, USA Meritorious Award by American Arts Council 2006 USA,
13) Meritorious Award by The Institute of world culture Overland park USA 2000

Achievements in short to mention:-

1) Excellence award from Amerial Institute of World Culture
2) Honours from the Amerial Arts Council, Aarkay Inc.,
3) Meritorious Award from University of Oklahoma – USA
4) First Ever Violinists to be invited to perform at the prestigious Milano Music Festival In Italy.
5) First Ever South Indian Musician to perform Carnatic classical Music concert at the world Famous Sidney Opera House in Australia
6) Featured in some of the important radio interviews including ABC, Radio Chicago and Radio Germany.

Mysore Nagaraj has repeatedly enthralled audiences in USA, Canada, UK, , Germany,S witzerland, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand etc.

He was retired from AIR, Mysuru on his superannuation on 31.05.2020 bidding a grand  farewell conducted by Akashvani Recreatin Club in the vicinity of Sri.Umesh, ADP/ HOO., Sri N.Ramanjanappa, ADE, Sri. S. Subramanya – Secretary of Recreation Club, All Music Staff Artists and almost all the members of the staff of AIR, Mysuru.


Prasar bharati Parivar wish him a very peaceful and healthy retirement life.

Information about other retiring officers (of all grades and disciplines) may be added on the blog. Please mail details of retiring friends from your station to pbparivar@ gmail.com. Retiring friends may also like to address their friends through this blog for which they can send their photo & write-ups to pbparivar@gmail.com for possible upload on the blog.

Contributed by:- N. RAMANJANAPPA, ASST. DIRECTOR (ENGG), AIR MYSURU

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