Mangaluru: Renowned Yakshagana Bhagavath Subramanya Dhareshwara passes away

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Apr 25: Renowned Yakshagana Bhagavath, Subramanya Dhareshwara (67), passed away early Thursday morning, April 25, at his son's residence in Bengaluru after a brief illness.

Dhareshwara served as the chief Bhagavath for 28 years in Perdoor Mela, following earlier stints in Kota Amriteshwari Mela. His illustrious career also saw performances in Hiremahalingeshwara Mela and Sirsi Mela before reaching the pinnacle of success at Perdoor Mela. Born in 1957 in Gokarna, he had a strong foundation in music and frequently performed musical programmes.

Fondly known as Dhareshwara Bhagavatharu, Subramanya Dhareshwara amassed over 40 years of experience in the field. Initially, he apprenticed under Narnappa Uppooru at Hangarakatte Bhagavathike Kendra and initially started as an electrician at Amriteshwari Mela. However, his passion for music, coupled with his electrical skills, led him to Yakshagana. Under the mentorship of Narnappa Uppoor, he honed his talents and eventually became a Bhagavath. Notably, he was revered for his innovative direction, earning him the moniker ‘Rangamantrika’ for his unique approach to directing new Prasangas. When Subramanya Dhareshwara reached the peak of his success, he chose to step back from touring with the Mela.

Mortal remains of Subramanya will be brought to his residence at Kundapur Kirimanjeshwara on the evening of Thursday.





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  • R Kumar, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 26 2024

    Pogi bahe naa Nagaveni---When I watch U tube for Yakshagana dance and song, this one Particular song I always like to hear. Dhareshwara Bhagavathare we miss you.

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  • Nithin, United Kingdom

    Thu, Apr 25 2024

    Om Shanthi ....

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