Mallikarjun Mansur

Mallikarjun Mansur (1910-1992) was a torrent figure in the world of music and to the Jaipur gharana. He took guidance form Nilkantha Buwa, Manji Khan and Burji Khan. He was famous from a very young age and sang for more than sixty years. His performances featured a variety of rhythmic patterns and imaginative elaboration. There was always special intensity to his singing, a special urgency and earnestness in his treatment of melody. The most captivating aspect of Mallikarjun Mansoor? music was its dramatic element. His autobiography in Kannada, Nanna Rasayatre, which can be roughly translated as "My Emotional Pilgrimage'', is a masterpiece and throws light on the Hindustani music of his time. He was honoured with Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in 1982 and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1971.