The doyen of light music, singer composer of theatre, film and television died on his birthday at Asia Columbia Hospital. He died of kidney failure and was on ventilator for more than a week. His body will be taken to his house in NR Colony and later kept for public Darshan at Ravindra Kalakshetra. He was the ‘Kannadadha Asthi’ no doubt about it.
Brn on 29th December 1939 at Channarayapatna near Devanahalli C.Ashwath was a graduate in Schence and worked for Indian Telephone Industries for 27 years. He got trained Hindustani music under Shankar Rao Joshi. He was fond of Kuvempu and Uppittu.
From 1987 he was in to film music with Vaidyanath. The first film he scored music was Kakana Kote. Chinnari Mutha, Santha Shishunala Sharief, Mysoora Mallige, Kotreshi Kanasu, Nagamanda and 20 other films in Kannada he scored music.
In the light music C.Ashwath contribution was impeccable. Dr Kuvempu, Da.Ra.Bendre, Narasimhaswamy, DVG, Gopalakrishna Adiga, GS Shivarudrappa, Lakshminarayana Bhatta, HS Venkatesha Murthy, Lakshman Rao BN poems came from the wonderful voice of C.Ashwath.
C.Ashwath got the doctorate from Open International University of Complimentary Medicine for Music Therapy. C.Ashwath traveled many countries to spread the fragrance of great poet’s songs. He was very fond of ‘Kannadave Sathya’ team that took him many places.
We will give you the hits of C.Ashwath songs in later part of the day. www.chitratara.com deeply mourn the death of Dr.C.Ashwath.