(Last Updated on : 27-03-2012)
Shaik Nazar is a Telugu
composer. He is a great performer of Burrakatha. He was born in Guntur district
, Andhra Pradesh
in 1920. He studied Carnatic music
before joining a Burrakatha troupe where he learnt the technique from Doddarapu Venkataswamy and Koti Veeraiah. His compositions on topical themes such as the famines in Andhra and Bengal famine of 1943
made him very popular. Shaik Nazar became more popular because he sang them himself. He performed Burrakatha in Telugu films, notably in Aggiramudu in 1954 is regarded as a classic cinematization of folk singing. He also wrote a play, Asami i.e. "Landlord" in 1954.
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