Subrahmanya: Music Director Hamsalekha Visits Shri Kukke Temple with Family

Subrahmanya: Renowned lyricist and music director Dr Hamsalekha arrived here with his family members on Monday on a pilgrimage visit.

After obtaining a darshan of the deity, they offered a special puja. The music maestro was accompanined by wife Lata Hamsalekha, son Alankar, daughter-in-law Revati and grandson Bhuvan.


Temple protocol officer Venkatraj, local entrepreneur Venugopal, Mithun Kote and others were present on the occasion.

Govindaraju Gangaraju, now popularly known by his pen-name Hamsalekha, is a songwriter and music composer. He has been in the southern Indian film industry since the 1980s, in Kannada in particular. He has also been a screenplay writer, instrumentalist and music conductor. He has scored music for over 300 feature films.

Recognized also as Naada Brahma, he has been instrumental in bringing about a change in the style and genre of Kannada film music, thereby catching the imagination of the younger generation. He has also introduced many singers, lyricists and composers to the cinematic field.

His wife Lata was a playback singer way back in the 1990s. His son Alankar has been an actor and a musician. Suggi, Taponi and Roja are a few in which he has acted.

Hamsalekha’s daughter began her career as a playback singer in the movie, Sixer, released in 2006.

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