Kadri Gopalnath - Ronu Majumdar

A native of Dakshina Kannada, Kadri Gopalnath was born in 1950 to Shri Thaniappa and Shrimathi Gangamma. Music was part of his every day routine as his father was a Nathaswara Vidwan of Pane Mangalore, and Kadri began training in Nathaswaram from an early age but destiny had a different story from Kadri Gopalnath. He saw the saxophone played in the Mysore Palace Band Set.Thrilled on hearing the vibrant tone of saxophone he decided to master it. It took years for Kadri to conquer the complex wing instrument and he was eventually crowned as “Saxophone Chakravarthy”. Gopalnath learnt playing Carnatic Music on the Saxophone under Gopalakrishna Iyer of Kalanikethana, Mangalore,

Pandit Ronu Majumdar, India’s Ace flautist, needs no introduction to music lovers all over the globe. By virtue of his phenomenal talent he and the Bansuri are literally synonymous. Ranendranath Majumdar, who is popularly known as Ronu Majumdar, began playing the flute under the guidance of his father Dr. Bhanu Majumdar, Late Pt. Laxman Prasad Jaipurwale and finally under the revered Pt. Vijay Raghav Rao. His versatility with the artistic medium is an inspiration to his numerous followers. A powerhouse performer,

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