(Last Updated on : 18/04/2014)
D. Raghavachari & D. Seshachari, together known as Hyderabad brothers have established themselves as one of the most popular vocal duos representing the Carnatic music
tradition. As recognition to their expertise they have been conferred the 'Sangeetha Choodamani' Title by the Indian community in Austin, Texas. D. Raghavachari & D. Seshachari possesses great understanding within them. Their extreme in depth knowledge in the field of music has always been highlighted through their execution. Their concerts always received well appreciation throughout the world and their audiences have been magnetized with their performances. At the very initial stage also, when they had just started executing they had created a wave into the world of Carnatic music. Even today, D. Raghavachari & D. Seshachari have not deviated from the nuances of the age-old tradition of Carnatic music. Seshachari's deep, resonant voice and the softer, mellow voice of Raghavachari, blend well to create a magical effect.
Early Life of D. Raghavachari & D. Seshachari
D. Raghavachari & D. Seshachari belongs to the family of musicians. The world of music came to reveal in front of them with the initiation of their father, Late Sangeetha Sahitya Vidwan, Daroor Ratnamacharyulu, and their mother, D. Sulochana Devi. They have instilled the rich tradition of Carnatic music into these brothers. In the later years, D. Raghavachari received an opportunity of being trained under Shri Susarla Sivaram, at the Government College of Music and Dance in Hyderabad
. Today both of them, D. Raghavachari & D. Seshachari are following the idiom and style of Shri Susarla Sivaram. Their endeavour can be attributed as the one that has great strength and appeal, which is bright, imaginative and full of verve and vigour.
Career of D. Raghavachari & D. Seshachari
It has been said that their knowledge always equilibrated their Gayaki. It has also been said that, they seem to have modelled their art on the style and gait of the Alathur Brothers. In all most all the highly esteemed institutions, festivals and sabha-s in India, D. Raghavachari & D. Seshachari have performed. To name a few the Madras Music Academy, Krishna Gana Sabha, Mylapore Fine Arts Club, Indian Fine Arts Society and the Kalasagaram Music Circle and other sabha-s of repute. For All India Radio
TV, Hyderabad Brothers have executed numerous times. They have also participated in AIR Sangeetha Sammelan and Spirit of Unity concerts D. Raghavachari & D. Seshachari. In an extensive manner they have travelled throughout India and abroad specially North America in order to perform. On most major labels they have also released several commercial recordings.
Achievements of D. Raghavachari & D. Seshachari
Acknowledging their talent they have been given many honours from the initiation period of their execution. In the year 1977, they have been conferred the Best Young Talent Award. In the very next year they were presented the Sangeet Nataka Akademi
, Hyderabad. Many highly esteemed institutes have offered many reputed awards. For three consecutive years - 1990, 1991 and 1992 the Music Academy in Madras rewarded them as the Best Vocalists. In the year 1992, they were also given the Yogam Award by the Music Academy. For the best rendering of rare Thyagaraja kriti-s in the year 1993, the Music Academy gave them the Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer Award. In the year 1988, 1990 and 1991 the prestigious Krishna Gana Sabha has honoured them as the best vocalists. The Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer Trust for the Year 1992 conferred the title of the Youths of Excellence. In the same year D. Raghavachari & D. Seshachari, to mark the 58th birthday of Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swami, were nominated as Asthana Vidwans of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham.