Idnetify the person....Shaik Chinna Moulana Saheb.......
Among his many awards are the prestigious Padma Shri award (1977) from the Government of India, Sangeet Natak Akademi award (1976) and the Sangeetha Kalanidhi
Chinna Moulana was a childhood admirer of T.N. Rajarathnam Pillai, and in later years emulated Pillai's approach to the nadhaswaram.
He gave is first performance in 1960 in Tamil Nadu, India and quickly gained renown.
Chinna Moula was known to be a devout follower of the Hindu deity Ranganatha, which lead him to reside in the pilgrim city of Srirangam. In Srirangam he founded the Sarada Nagaswara Sangeeta Ashram, a school for aspiring nagaswaram players. Notable students of the ashram were his own grandsons Babu, Pedda Kasim and Chinna Kasim, as well as Mahaboob Subani and Kalishabi Mahaboob.
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