Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu
Born:8 November 1893
Died:25 November 1964
- He was one of the most important carnatic music violinists of the 20th century.
- He was partially blind.
- He played at the National Physical Laboratory auditorium, New Delhi in 1952, to raise funds for the Blind Relief Association and he is the relative of famous kuchipudi dancer Padma sri Dr Shoba Naidu.
- He was known for his extremely well developed soft bowing technique combined with a firm fingering technique.
- He wrote several articles on music, like an essay on the “Peculiar characteristics of the tambura”. He cautioned his disciples against missing practice even for a day.
- “If you don’t practice for one day, you will notice your mistakes, if you don’t practice for two days the audience would notice your mistakes!!”. He often used to say, “Music is an audible tapas.”
- He received Madras Music Academy presented him with Sangeetha Kalanidhi in 1941.
- He received Sangeet Natak Academi Award in Fine Arts in 1953.
- Padma Shree Award was conferred on him in 1957.
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