Sripada Pinakapani

Sripada Pinakapani
Sripada Pinakapaani
Born August 13, 1913 (1913-08-13) (age 98)
Origin India Srikakulam, India
Genres Indian Classical Music
Occupations Classical Vocalist
Years active 1930 - present

Professor Sripada Pinakapaani shortly S. Pinakapani (Telugu: శ్రీపాద పినాకపాణి) (born August 3, 1913) is a medical doctor, administrator, professor in medicine, and carnatic musician.


Early life

Pinkapani was born at Priya Agraharam of Srikakulam district and, as of 2010, lives in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh. He spent three months in violin maestro Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu's school. He joined M.B.B.S. in 1932 and passed out in April 1938 from Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam. He completed M.D. in general medicine in December 1945 also from AMC, Visakhapatnam.[1]


Pinakapani worked as Assistant Professor at Madras Medical College from 1944 to 1949 and later at Andhra Medical College. He opted for Andhra Services and resigned to rejoin in the same post in 1951. He held the position of Professor of Medicine on 17 May 1954 and later transferred to Kurnool Medical College on 26 January 1957 and retired in the same position on 2 August 1968.

Performing career

Pinkapani had a successful career performing at major festivals and concerts. He is considered a Teachers Teacher.[citation needed] His disciples include carnatic vocalists, Nedunuri Krishnamurthy, Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana Malladi Suri Babu, Malladi Brothers and many others. He wrote several books on carnatic music and Gaanakalasarvasvamu ran multiple volumes which had every minute detail of krithis.

Music is the dance of sound. How can you dance when you are running? - Sripada Pinakapani




  1. ^ My reminiscences of AMC Vizag and KG Hospital Vizag by Dr.Sripada Pinakapani published in the Souvenair of AMC Alumni Global Meet 2008.
  2. ^
  3. ^ Sangeetnatakakademi.vocal carnatic music awards

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