National Award-winning singer Shivamogga Subbanna passes away at 83; PM Modi offers condolences
Shivamogga Subbanna was the first Kannada playback singer to win a national award.
National Award-winning Kannada singer Shivamogga Subbanna is no more. The Sugama Sangeetha singer passed away on August 11, following a cardiac arrest. He was 83. Shivamogga Subbanna is survived by wife, son and daughter S. Bageshree.
The veteran playback singer won a National Award for the song, Kaadu Kudure Odi Banditta from the film Kaadu Kudure. He was the first Kannada playback singer to win a National Award.
Apart from being an exemplary singer-musician, Shivamogga was also an advocate and a notary public. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to Twitter and offered condolence to the grieving family.
"The exceptional Shivamogga Subbanna was a household name for those who love Kannada songs and music. His works are admired and so are his efforts to connect gems of Kannada poetry with the present generation. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti," Modi wrote on Twitter.
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