T G Lingappa or Thiruchirappalli Govindarajulu Lingappa was a South Indian musician. He predominantly worked in the South Indian Industry and contributed to Tamil and Telugu movies. He worked with noted directors of South Indian such as TR Mahalingam, B R Panthulu, P Neelakantan, etc.

He took birth in Tiruchirappalli, Chennai, India on 22nd August 1927. His music is a part of over hundred Kannada and Malayalam films, and his legacy is still carried on till today. Lingappa is a recipient of the Karnataka Best Music Director Film Award. He got the award for music in Sri Krishnadevaraya in the year 1970.

He belonged to a family with a musical background, his father G. Govindarajulu Naidu was an acclaimed musician in old South Indian Cinema. Lingappa also had an elder brother and took music training from his father. G. Govindarajulu Naidu was a known harmonium player in South India and had contacts with superstars including M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar (MKT) and K. B. Sundarambal. Lingappa’s family also sold musical instruments in Tiruchirappalli.

In his childhood, Lingappa learned to play several instruments such as the guitar and harmonium. At the age of 14, director Visvanathan asked him to act and sing in his movie, Kamathenu. Lingappa worked with the director for a while and then moved to Mayoora Film Orchestra. There he played the guitar, mandolin, and harmonium. In 1941, he started playing musical instruments for actor Ashok Kumar Ashok Kumar hails from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. >> Read More... and tried to get into the Gemini Studios as well.

At a tender age, he took a job at the Modern Theaters. Lingappa gained experience with music directors such as K V Mahadevan and T R Pappa. In 1945, he joined the Pragathy Studios and worked under R Sudarshan. Then, he moved to AVM productions and played the guitar for them. Later, he went abroad and bought more musical tools.

His struggle under various production houses and directors paid off in 1950. He composed music in T. R. Mahalingam’s directorial in 1950, and from then on he was unstoppable. He collaborated with singers such as SC Krishnan, P Leela, S. Janaki, A. M. Rajah, etc. The list of actors and directors goes on with whom Lingappa worked.

He took his last breath on 5th February 2000. His songs are brought to life by many South Indian singers. Some of his compositions are Paatu Venumaa, Amuthai Pozhiyum Nilavey Chithitram Pesuthadi, Radha Madhava Vinodha Radha, and Athimadhura Anuraga.

Sambhram V. Sridhar

Sambharam V Sridhar is an Indian music composer who works in the Kannada film industry. Sridhar hails from Bengaluru. He attended lectures at SJR College, Bengaluru. 1620 people follow his Facebook account where they get latest updates of Sridhar’s projects. Sridhar got his first Sandalwood chance when the producers zeroed in on him for Mussanje Maathu which released in 2008. Although Sridhar was a newcomer at the time, famous Bollywood vocalists such as Sonu Nigam, Kunal Ganjawala, Udit Narayan, and Shreya Ghoshal lent their voices to the songs for Mussanje Maathu. In fact, people loved its soundtrack. At the 56th Filmfare Awards (South) ceremony, Sridhar also got a nomination as well. His next project Dubai Babu had Kumar Sanu for the track Pe Pe. Dubai Babu received lukewarm reviews from the critics. In 2010, Sridhar composed music for Krishnan Love Story. Sridhar teamed up with Sonu Nigam for the song “Hrudayee Bayaside Ninnane.” Sridhar also got an opportunity to work with the classical singer Kailash Kher on the single “Mosa Madalende Neenu.” Sridhar won Mirchi Award under the category of “Best Music Director” for his contribution to the album of Krishnan Love Story. After a string of motion pictures, he tasted success when Krishna-Leela released in 2015. This time, Puneeth Rajkumar collaborated with Sridhar for “Pesal Man.” People recognized Sridhar when he won accolades at the 2015 Karnataka State Film Awards and Filmfare ceremonies. As a result, the audience appreciated Krishna-Leela which ran over four months in theaters. In 2011, the makers of Krishnan Love Story decided to make a sequel to their successful project. As a result, the studio announced that they would name it as Krishnan Marriage Story. Sridhar joined the cast as the music director. For the song Nidde Bandilla, the versatile singer Mika Singh performed alongside Nanditha and Anuradha Bhat. Sridhar’s latest project is Chowka which got screened on 3 February 2017. Unlike other mainstream movies, Chowka has five composers. Sridhar composed one song (Turthinalli Geechida) in Chowka. Sridhar idolized Hamsalekha and AR Rahaman as they inspired him to become a musician. Apparently, people accused Sridhar of copying a tune from Fashion (a 2008 Bollywood film) for his Kannada project Iniya. Later, Sridhar reacted to such accusations by promising that he would not make such mistakes. Sridhar urged his fellow Kannadigas to promote Sandalwood by watching Kannada motion pictures in the theaters. No doubt, fans love Sridhar for his skills and humility.

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