Doreswamy Iyengar also known as Mysore V. Doreswamy Iyengar, was born on October 28th 1920, He was a well known Carnatic musician and one of the greatest exponents of the Veena in modern history. He was Born into a family of musicians, His father was a Vainika and a musician in the court of the Maharaja of Mysore.
He was Introduced to the world of music at a very young age by his father and imparted him lessons in veena, later he became the disciple of Veena Venkatagiriyappa, who was one of the famous vainikas in those days. At the age of 12 he performed in the esteemed presence of the then Maharaja of Mysore, The maharaja awarded 50 rupee silver coin for his performance and advised venkatagiriyappa to nurture his talent further so that he will bring laurels to the state. He studied BA at The Maharaja’s College, Mysore. He was the music director of the All India Radio in Bangalore. He gave his first public performance at Bangalore Gayana Samaja in the year 1943.He participated in music conferences including the one in Shiraz.
Awards & Honours
- Padma Vibhushan
- The Chowdiah National memorial award
- The Sangeetha Kalaratna of the Bangalore gayana Samaj
- The Sangeetha Kalasikhamani of the Indian Fine Arts society (1994)
- The Sangeetha Kalanidhi of the Madras Music academy.
- Honorary Doctorate from The University of Mysore (1975)