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Shimoga Subbanna
Birth name G. Subramanya
Born (1938-12-14) 14 December 1938 (age 77)
Kingdom of Mysore, British India
Genres Carnatic music
Occupation(s) Playback singer

Shimoga Subbanna (Kannada: ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗ ಸುಬ್ಬಣ್ಣ; born as G. Subramanya on 14 December 1938) is a Sugama Sangeetha singer and playback singer in the Kannada language. He received a national award for singing for the song Kaadu Kudure Odi Banditta in the film Kaadu Kudure.[1] He is the first Kannadiga to win National Award for playback singing.[2] Apart from being an exemplary singer and musician, he is also an advocate and a notary public.

Awards and honors[edit]

Subbanna has received several awards and honors for his contributions to Sugama Sangeetha,[3] some of which are listed below.


  1. ^ a b "Karnataka / Bangalore News : ‘A synonym for melody and affability’". The Hindu. 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  2. ^ "Friday Review Bangalore / Events : Songbird’s story". The Hindu. 2009-01-02. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  3. ^ "Karnataka / Shimoga News : ‘Instil love for classical music among children’". The Hindu. 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  4. ^ "Karnataka / Bangalore News : Award for C. Ashwath". The Hindu. 2006-11-01. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  5. ^ "Karnataka / Shimoga News : Four get honorary doctorate from Kuvempu varsity". The Hindu. 2008-02-24. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]

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The Hindu

The Hindu
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 05:11:11 -0700

As Shimoga Subbanna says, “Kannada poetry before Sugama Sangeetha's popular days was restricted to the literate. But, with the advent of the Bhavageethe, through the medium of song — thanks to the efforts of artists like Kalinga Rao and H.R.Leelavathi ...

Bangalore Mirror

Bangalore Mirror
Sat, 20 Jun 2015 12:07:30 -0700

I have always been in awe of H S Venkateshamurthy, a poet par excellence in Kannada, for breaking new ground in poetry periodically. He worked silently turning out one splendid anthology after another, barely making a splash but was always hundred per ...
The New Indian Express
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:50:42 -0700

Also former governor Rama Jois, scholar Mattur Krishnamurthy, theatre personality K V Subbanna, farmer leader Kadidal Shamanna, historian S R Ranganatha Rao, industrialist T V Narayana Shastry, singer Shimoga Subbanna, progressive farmer ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:33:45 -0800

After him, composer-singers Mysore Ananthaswamy, C Aswath and Shimoga Subbanna continued his musical legacy, creating a genre that took a middle path between classicism and pop. Called Kannada bhavageete for many years, it was renamed sugama ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:22:35 -0800

Several noted singers, including Shimoga Subbanna, Kikkeri Krishnamurthy, Srinivasa Udupa, Nagachandrika Bhat, will render songs sung and composed by late Ashwath. On the occasion, the Trust will honour singer Y.K. Muddukrishna with the C. Ashwath ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 11:21:48 -0800

Senior Sugama Sangeetha artiste Shimoga Subbanna says, “But for Kalinga Rao and his team, great poets such as Kuvempu, Bendre and Gopalakrishna Adiga would never have reached the common man. With Sohan Kumari and Mohan Kumari joining ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:41:15 -0700

After Shimoga Subbanna's invocation, Ramakanth began his recital explaining how PuTiNa did not believe in musical embellishments like kalpana swara or neraval. “He said that the lyrics and tune by themselves were ornate enough,” explained vocalist ...

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