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Srirangam Gopalaratnam (1939 – 16 March 1993) was an Indian classical and film playback singer. She is distinguished in the exposition of Kuchipudi, Yakshagana, Javali and Yenki Patalu. She was born to Varadachari and Subhadramma at Pushpagiri in Vizianagaram district.


She underwent training in music under Kavirayuni Joga Rao and Dr. Sripada Pinakapani. She earned a diploma in music in 1956. A child prodigy, she also gave Harikathas.[1]

She has held posts as Principal of Government Music College, Hyderabad, Professor and Dean of Telugu University. She has worked as Principal of Maharajah's Government College of Music and Dance, Vizianagaram between 1979 and 1980. She has also held a post for the Bhakthi Ranjani programmes in All India Radio.[2]

Srirangam's famous Kannada film song Krishnana kolalina kare from the movie 'Subbashastry' (1966) is still popular in all over Karnataka, even after five decades.



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  2. ^ "Indian Heritage - Profiles of Artistes, Composers, Musicologists - G". Retrieved 2 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.