Noted singer Shivamogga Subbanna passes away in Bengaluru

Noted sugama sangeetha singer Shivamogga Subbanna passed away on Thursday night.

Published: 12th August 2022 06:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2022 03:04 PM   |  A+A-

Shivamogga Subbanna

Shivamogga Subbanna

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Noted sugama sangeetha singer Shivamogga Subbanna passed away on Thursday night. He was 83. He was on his way to a private hospital for treatment, when he suffered a massive heart attack. He is survived by his wife, a daughter and a son. Subbanna has received several awards including National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer in 1978 for the song ‘Kaadu Kudure Odi Banditta’ in the film ‘Kaadu Kudure’.

Hailing from a family of musicians and scholars, G Subramanya, popularly known as Shivamogga Subbanna, also served as an advocate. In his initial days of singing, people often confused him with singer S P Balasubramanyam, as their names sounded familiar. It was due to this reason that poet Lakshminarayana Bhat gave him the name Shivamogga Subbanna.

Subbanna sang many songs penned by Shishunala Shariff, including ‘Kodagana Koli Nungitta’, ‘Alabeda Tangi Alabeda’ and ‘Biddiyabbe Muduki’ and made them popular. He was also an ‘A’ grade artist at Akashvani.Subbanna performed in several countries including US and Singapore. In 2008, he received an Honarary Doctorate from Kuvempu University in Shivamogga.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp