Sruthi Sagar had his initial training on the flute from distinguished Southern Indian flautist B. V. Balasai and his father Sudarsana Rao. He later trained under S. Sundar. Sruthi Sagar’s remarkable musical gifts have been recognized both by critics and audiences. Among his many awards are the Kuzhalisai Selvan Award, the Yuva Kala Bharathi and the Yuva Kala. His music, both as a soloist and as an accompanist for dance performances, is characterized by purity and sweetness of tone, as well as his lyricism and his emotional depth in improvisations of the ragas. A B high-grade artist for All India Radio, Shruti Sagar has given solo concerts across India and elsewhere. He has also accompanied many leading classical dancers at home and abroad. In 2012 Sruthi Sagar represented his country and played at the Olympic Games Village in London.
Current as of July 2015