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Rudrapatna Krishnashastri Srikantan (ಕನ್ನಡ: ಸಂಗೀತ ಕಲಾನಿಧಿ ರುದ್ರಪಟ್ಟಣ ಕೃಷ್ಣಶಾಸ್ತ್ರಿ ಶ್ರೀಕಂಠನ್) is a vocalist of the Karnataka Sangeeta tradition of South Indian music.

Family background and early life

Srikantan was born to a Sanketi family in Rudrapatna, Hassan district of Karnataka, on 14 January 1920. His father R Krishnashastri was an orator, gamaki, playwright, poet, and a harikatha vidwan. His grandfather, Narayanaswamy of Bettadapura, also known… read more

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