SANGEETHA VIDWAN SRI NETHI SRI RAMA SARMA
The Renowned Violinist and Vocalist Sri Nethi Sri Rama was born on 14-11-1928 to Smt. Sitharamamma and Sri Lakshminarayana in Vallabhapuram, a village in Krishna Distric.
His father Harikatha Kesari Sri Nethi Lakshminarayana Bhagavathar was a great exponent of Harikatha, who himself was a disciple of Legendary Harikatha Pithamaha Adibhatla Narayanadas.
He had the good fortune of receiving musical training from no less a a person than Gayaka Sarvabhouma Parupalli Ramakrishnayya Panthulu garu for 10 years in the Gurukula system under the guidance of the great Guru Sri Sarma emerged as an accomplished Violinist as well as an Vocalist also.
He joined All India Radio in the year 1958 as a Staff Artist and till the last day of his retirement in the year 1988, he had participated in many prestigious programmes presented by All India Radio both as a Vocalist and a Violinist.
Sri Sarma has provided Violin accompaniment to many well known Artists like Padma Vibhushan Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna, the great flute mastreo T.R. Mahalingam, Dr. S. Ramanathan, Sangeetha Vidushi Smt. D.K. Pattammal,Sroramga, Gopalaratnam, Mandolin Srinivas and many others. He toured all over the country for vocal concerts also. He accompanied to many Artists in the Music Academy, Indian Fine Arts and Tamil Isaia in Madras.
After his retirement Sri Sarma has taken upon himself the noble task of teaching classical music. He proved himself to be an ideal teacher and he spends nearly 8 hours in the day to train students. He has a large retinue of students who adore him.