Annavarapu Rama Swamy
Background information
Also known asAnnavarapu
Born (1926-03-23) 23 March 1926 (age 97)
Eluru, Somavarappadu, Andhra Pradesh, India
Awards: Padma Shri (2021)

Annavarapu Rama Swamy (born 27 March 1926) is an Indian classical violinist from Andhra Pradesh, India.


He is known for his contributions in the field of Carnatic music.[1][2][3] He is noted for inventing new Ragas and Talas such as Vandana Raga, Sri Durga Raga and Tinetradi Tala and Vedadi Tala.[4] In 2021, he was awarded India's fourth-highest civilian award the Padma Shri in the Arts and Literature category.[4] He was awarded the Fellowship of Andhra Pradesh Sangeeta Akademi in 1983.[5][4]

Awards and recognition


  1. ^ Dasagrandhi, Madhuri (19 January 2018). "The changing 'tunes' of Carnatic music". Telangana Today.
  2. ^ "Violin maestro bemoans diluted standards of music". The Hindu. 12 December 2016. Retrieved 4 April 2023.
  3. ^ Kumar, Ranee (26 May 2011). "Living by values". The Hindu.
  4. ^ a b c d "Four artistes from Telugu states honoured with Padma Shri". The News Minute. 26 January 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Annavarapu Ramaswamy".
  6. ^ "List of Awardees".