The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed deep grief over the demise of renowned Gamaka exponent and Padma Shri awardee, H.R Keshava Murthy.

H. R. Keshava Murthy (22 February 1934 – 21 December 2022) was an Indian gamaka exponent and guru.[1] He was honored with the Shantala Natya Sri Award by the Government of Karnataka in 1998 and a Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2022 for his contribution to the field of arts.

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The Prime Minister tweeted;

“We will always remember Shri H.R. Keshava Murthy for his efforts to popularise Gamaka and celebrate the unique culture of Karnataka. He will also be remembered for his inspiring mentorship to many students. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.”

*News Source: PIB India*

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