"Sangeetha Sahitya Sarvabhouma", "Laya Brahma", "Panchamukhi Parameswara", Pandit Srimadajjada Adibhatla Narayana Das (1864-1945), was poet, musician, dancer, linguist, litterateur and philosopher. He had mastery over several Indian and classical languages like Telugu, Sanskrit, Tamil, Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, English, Arabic and Persian.
He has written over fifty books in Telugu, Sanskrit and Atcha-Telugu (Desyandhramu or Telugu unmixed of Sanskrit). His works included original story-poems (Kavyas and Prabndhas), Harikathas, prose works, treatises in Vedic studies and philosophy, musical works and children’s literature.
Pandit Narayana Das was the first principal of Sri Vijayarama Gana Pathasala, the Music College the Maharajah of Vizianagaram established in 1919. The Maharajah in fact established the Music College, which was the first in South India, to honour the Pandit and enable enthusiasts to learn music from him. The college produced many great musicians.
Pandit Narayana Das entranced Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore with his rendering of Hindusthani Bhairavi. Gurudev Tagore sought the curriculum of Pandit Narayana Das' Music College to be introduced in Santhiniketan.
Pandit Narayana Das lived a full and accomplished life full of honours and died at the ripe old age of eighty-two. The government of Andhra Pradesh, the Pandit’s alumni and their literary / musical successors commemorate his birth and death anniversaries every year.
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