T M Krishna - Carnatic Vocalist, Activist & Author
- February 25, 2022
- 10 AM - 11 AM IST
Carnatic Vocalist, Activist & Author
Director - Strategic Programmes and Outreach
Music has the ability to 'heal' and do away with societal differences, believes the power vocalist and our Changemaker for February, Thodur Madabusi Krishna, a classical vocalist, writer, author and activist who has carved a niche for himself as being both soulful and 'full of raga bhava'. Known for his renditions and soul-soothing mix of swaras and ragas, T M Krishna through his compositions has enthralled audiences with well-known pieces like 'Jambupathe' and 'Manavinala'.
An advocate for the environment, his songs "Chennai Poromboke Paadal '' and "Kodaikanal Still Won't" have been a massive hit among millennials. Lending his voice for several social issues, he is outspoken against the exploitation of nature, gender bias and caste, discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community. He has written several columns in The Hindu, The Indian Express, Outlook and India today, to name a few. His books have been applauded for the deftness of prose and received wide recognition for his ability to relate art to society and protests to heal societal injustice and implore all to take up music.
He has been bestowed with the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2016 for his passionate commitment to art and advocating art's power to heal India's deep-rooted social divisions. We are thrilled to hear from the music maestro live in GITAM Visakhapatnam campus, as he interacts with students on February 25 at 10 am. Register to book your seat now!
Meet T.M Krishna, who comes from an illustrious family with a deep inclination toward Carnatic music. His mother and maternal uncle founded and ran a school named Vidya Vanam for poor, underprivileged students in Anaikatti. He is the grand-nephew of T.T. Krishnamachari, the industrialist, freedom fighter, Congress politician and founder of Madras Music Academy. He began his musical learning under the tutelage of Bhagavathula Seetharama Sharma and later joined Chingleput Ranganathan to learn Ragam Thanam Pallavi. At the tender age of 12, he started his career with the Spirit of Youth concert series in Chennai. Later, he spread his music at various renowned venues of the world like Madras Music Academy, John F Kennedy Center for Performing Art, Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, among others. Krishna has given various lectures at prestigious universities around the world. He was awarded the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for his initiatives to promote and preserve national integration and continues to write articles for print media giants in India and publish books on voracious topics. He has so far sung a single song called “Venpura” for a movie called “Gypsy”.Read more
Nidhi Razdan is an award-winning journalist, author, and the former Executive Editor of NDTV. She has carved out a niche for herself in the television and media industry, with a career spanning 22 years. ... She has been felicitated with the Ramnath Goenka Award For Excellence in Journalism, the International Press Institute Award. Nidhi has extensively reported national politics and foreign policy from an expansive geographic terrain, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, China, P.O.K., Tibet, Africa. Currently, she is engaged as Director - Strategic Programmes and Outreach at GITAM University.Read more
on February 25, 2022, 10 AM - 11 AMLIVE IN VISAKHAPATNAM CAMPUS (Shivaji Auditorium)