Career of Kalyanam Raghuramaiah
As Kalyanam Raghuramaiah grew up, he became inspired by such legends as Bal Gandharva and Yadavalli Suryanarayana. Kalyanam Raghuramaiah acted in mythological, historical, as well as social drama, and as mythological heroes in over 100 films. This great Telugu theatre personality created the role of Sri Lord Krishna in Tirupati Venkata Kavulu's Mahabharata plays. Kalyanam Raghuramaiah recorded around forty discs. His phenomenal whistling, which extended to classical Carnatic music, enthralled audiences into nicknaming him Ilapata or "Whistling" Raghuramaiah. When Rabindranath Tagore heard him perform as Shakuntala in 1928, he named Raghuramaiah "the Koel of the Andhra stage".
Kalyanam Raghuramaiah died in 1975 at the age of 74.
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