about venkatesh kumar

Pt. M. Venkatesh Kumar is an Indian classical vocalist. He is Born in Lakshmipura in the Dharwad region of northern Karnataka. He is renowned for his husk, vibrant classical singing style, He is also popular in singing Dasara Padas & Devotional songs. He learned Hindustani vocal in the Gwalior and Kirana Gharana styles under the Veerashaiva saint and Hindustani musician, Puttaraj Gawai. He blends these styles effortlessly in his presentations, though he admits to influences beyond these gharanas.