Name Puttur Nayak
|Genres Playback singing, Bhajans, Kirthanas, Kannada, Indian classical|
Albums Hanuman Stotram, Sri Raghavendra, Sri Durga
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Birth name Puttur Narasimha Nayak
Soothranamaka puttur narasimha nayak
Sri Puttur Narasimha Nayak is a Kannada and Konkani singer and vocalist from Karnataka. He sings devotional songs, chiefly Haridasa compositions, and Carnatic Classical Music. To his credit, he has rendered in Kannada, mainly devotional songs and kirthanas by Purandara Dasa, Kanaka Dasa and has given many public concerts all over the world. His "Pavamana jagada prana" album was extremely popular.
Sri Nayak began to learn music at the age of 14. He took his initial lessons in music from Puttur Devdas Nayak. During 1977 he sang songs for Konkani, Kannada and Tulu films. Films like Kendada Male, Ujwadu and music by L Vaidyanathan, Gauri Ganesha,and Rajan-Nagendra. Puttur Nayak won the award for Best Male Playback Singer at the Karnataka State Film Awards in 1992. He was awarded the Sri Raghavendra award in 2005. He can sing in fourteen languages and has sung more than ten thousand devotional, motion picture, and folk songs. He is a native of Dakshina Kannada district. He lives with his wife and two children in Bangalore. He has performed in more than three thousand concerts across the world. He has toured the USA and Bahrain several times and served as a representative in the Kannada conferences abroad.