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Dwaram Bhavanarayana Rao dead

By Our Special Correspondent

VISAKHAPATNAM, JULY 24. Noted singer and musicologist, Dwaram Bhavanarayana Rao, died of cardiac arrest at his residence here on Monday. He was 76 and is survived by wife, three sons and two daughters.

Son of the late violin virtuoso, Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu, Bhavanarayana Rao was trained by his father, and his long association with the late Prof. P. Sambamurthy enabled him to master the theoretical aspect of Carnatic music.

He was the recipient of the Andhra Pradesh Sangita Nataka Academy's `Sangita Kalaprapoorna' award and served as the principal of the Government Colleges of Music in Vizianagaram and Vijayawada.

He was a member of the advisory board of the Madras Music Academy and the Boards of Studies of all the Indian universities offering Carnatic/Hindustani music courses.

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