Annavarapu Rama Swamy
|Also known as||Annavarapu|
|Born|| (1926-03-23) 23 March 1926 (age 96)|
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. He is noted for inventing new Ragas and Talas such as Vandana Raga, Sri Durga Raga and Tinetradi Tala and Vedadi Tala. In 2021, he was awarded India's fourth-highest civilian award the Padma Shri in the Arts and Literature category. He was awarded the Fellowship of Andhra Pradesh Sangeeta Akademi in 1983.
Recipients of Padma Shri in Art