Big celebration in honour of senior mridangist Kamalakar Rao 

Mridangam guru and artiste V. Kamalakar Rao will be the centre of a musical celebration for 6 days from June 2 in Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh.

His sishyas and well-wishers are celebrating the platinum jubilee of Rao's initiation into classical music.

Leading artistes will take part in concerts at the Sri Thyagaraja Narayanadasa Sevasamithi auditorium in this city.

The main event is on June 5 when Kamalakar Rao will be felicitated. It also marks the birth anniversary of his guru Palghat Mani Iyer.

Kamalakar Rao who is now 82 started his concert life very early in his teens and has played alongside the biggest names in Carnatic music.