Yella Venkateswara Rao

"Yella Venkateswara Rao Born in 1947 June 2 Andhra Pradesh, India. Yella Venkateswara Rao is very very Famous for Indian classical musician(mridangam) and he is known for Nava Mridanga Bramha. yella venkateswara rao is one of the leading exponents of Mridangam. He started his music training at the age of 7 in vocals, violin and veena, apart from mridangam but, later, concentrated more on mridangam and trained under his uncle, Yella Somanna, a known mridangam guru. Dr. Yella Venkateswara Rao concert the best mridangam performances with M. S. Subbulakshmi, Ravi Shankar, Chembai, Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, M. Balamuralikrishna, L. Subramaniam, K. J. Yesudas, Amjad Ali Khan and he is credited with over 15,000 performances in India and abroad. He worked at the university for 27 years in various capacities such as the professor and head of the department of Music and, later, as the Dean of the School of Fine Arts. Dr. Yella Venkateswara Rao name has been entered into the Guinness Book of Records for continuously playing the Mridangam for thirty six (36) hours. Yella Venkateswara Rao has concert the many best mridangam solo music shows in india. The Government of India Decide, He is best mridangam music player in the world and awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2008. Mridangam chakravarthy Dr. Yella Venkateswara Rao received the Gold Medal at the World Music Festival of Rome in 1981."