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K V Murthy’s love for performing arts was unparalleled, feels violin maestro Mysore Manjunath

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Mysuru: Cultural capital Mysuru lost an ardent connoisseur of music, dance and literature with the death of K V Murthy on Thursday.

Globally popular violin maestro Mysore Manjunath of famously known violinist brothers Manjunath- Nagaraj duo remembers Murthy and his unparallelled love and respect towards arts.

Recently Manjunath had called on Murthy. The photograph taken during the time turned out be a last picture for Manjunath, which the latter shared with Mysoorunews.com. 

Manjunath who recalled his association with Industrilaist and music patron K V Murthy,  elaborates “Murthy was a spry who was bubbling with spirit to spread the cause of performing arts worldwide in an immense way. He was a true cultural lover and promoter. He was a father figure to me and  our family shared a very close rapport with him.”

An engineer by profession, his passion towards music led to many hone their skills in Mysuru and abroad. When I was honored with Rajyothsava award he had organised a felicitation programme. Mysuru truly misses Murthy, as he took the lead for the cause of music and dance irrespective of situation, Manjunath Opined.

He was a prominent force behind organising JSS Sangeetha Sabha and a plenty of cultural works. My father (Violinist late Mahadevappa) was the secretary and Murthy was the President of the Sabha. I have travelled 40 countries in my musical career spanning decades and never missed to convey any information to him, as he always wished and encouraged me further. Once Murthy also welcomed me and my son Sumanth to music concerts, and is etched in our memory, Manjunath pointed.

Manjunath also shared his association with Murthy on Facebook and expressed his grief over the death of a great patron of music.

– Team Mysoorunews

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