Child prodigy Amith A Nadig comes from a family of musicians and naturally, music runs in his blood. Son of noted flautist B K Anantha Ram, and grandson of renowned vocalist. A Rajamma Keshavamurthy, Amith was found blowing into the flute at the age of two. Amith’s learning started at the age of four at his father’s feet.
After six years of rigorous practice under his father-guru, Amith went out well-groomed and gave his first performance at the age of ten. A regular performer at the Thyagaraja Aradhana at Thiruvayyur, Amith has so far given hundreds of recitals and has won many awards.
On one occasion, Sri. Ganapathi Sachidananda Swamiji, much impressed, honoured Amith with a gold bracelet and a shawl. On another occasion, when Amith played to a select audience of noted scientists overwhelmed scientist Dr Kasturirangan hugged Amith and wished him further fame.
Amith is on Central Govemment scholarship and is equally good at studies. Asked what he wants to become when he grows up, says Amith : “Though music is my first passion, I want to become a software engineer”.Flute maestro Ramani as his idol, and with veteran R K Srikantan’s guidance, Amith is all set to outclass his father-guru. Says Anantha Ram : “It will be my happiest day when I see my disciple-son outperform me.”
Awards & Titles
• 1st prize in All India Radio competition, a graded artiste of A.I.R
• STATE SENIOR EXAMINATION 1999 in Flute Secured Ist Class
• AWARDED CENTRAL GOVT. SCHOLARSHIP by CCRT from 1996.
• TALENT SEARCH AWARD for 1997-98 by ARYABHATA CULTURAL ORGANIZATION.
• OUTSTANDING STUDENT in ARTS & CULTURE for the GOLDEN JUBLEE YEAR by A.B.V.P. 1998.
• STAR OF KORAMANGALA by NADHA SURABHI SANGITHA SABHA.
• Talent scholarship for 1998 by SRI DHAVANAM LAKSHMI-NARAYANA SHETTY TRUST.
• First prize in the competitions held by Bangalore Gayana Samaja 1996.
• First prize in B.N.SURESH music competitions 1997,by INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MUSIC & ARTS.
• KEERTHI TROPHY for 1998 held by GEETHA SANGEETHA PRACHARA MANDALI presented by KALAIMAMANI KUNNAKUDI R. VYDYANATHAN.
• Honored by GURUKESHAVA SUBBANNA MEMORIAL TRUST, Bangalore.