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Vidyabhushana

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Sri Vidyabhushana is a vocalist from Karnataka. He sings devotional songs, chiefly Haridasa compositions,[1] and carnatic classical music. He has hundreds of albums to his credit, mainly devotional songs in Kannada, and has given many concerts all over the world. His first album was the extremely popular “Dasara Padagalu” and the 100th - “Tanu Ninnadu Jivana Ninnadu”. Performing for more than 20 years, he has traveled to many countries including a successful tour across the length and breadth of USA in 1999.,[2] He was honoured with the title of Sangeetha Vidya Nidhi in 1994. He was also honoured the Doctorate by Hampi University.

Sri Vidyabhushana began to learn music when yet very young, from his father late Sri Govindacharya ,[3] and for several years was an ardent disciple of Sri B. V. Narayana Aithal of Udupi. In the later years he got training from the famous musician, Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri R. K. Srikantan and then from the well known exponent Sri T. V. Gopalkrishnan of Madras.

He continues his constructive activities in music, and the spread of devotion and service to the community through “Bhakti Bharathi Prathistana”, a trust for which he is the founder trustee. This trust conducts extensive musical programs to commemorate Shri Purandara Dasara Aradhana and other events.

He is a native of Dakshina Kannada district. He lives with his wife and two kids in Bangalore. He was pontiff of Subrahmanya matha, before becoming a full-time singer.

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