VIDWAN S. SHANKAR
Vidwan S. Shankar is a highly accomplished and popular artist. He was trained by his mother, Rajamma Shastry, and also by Nagarathna Bai and Vallabham Kalyanasundaram, sister of the composer Mayuram Viswanatha Shastry. Shankar is an ‘A-Top’ artiste on All India Radio and Doordarshan. He won the first prize in the AIR competition in 1973, Best Musician Award from the Bangalore Gayana Samaj, and the Best young musician award from The Music Academy, Chennai. Shankar has been awarded titles like Sangeetha
Vidyanidhi, Gandharva Vamsha Nidhi and Swananda Kalashri, and was honoured in 2009 by Karnataka Sangeetha Nritya Academy.