Kadri Gopalnath


Birthday December 11, 1949

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace India

DEATH DATE Oct 11, 2019 (69)

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Carnatic music pioneer and award-winning saxophonist. He was awarded the Padma Shri, a high civilian award, in 2004.

Before Fame

After hearing someone play the saxophone in the Mysore Palace band, he picked up the instrument with the intention of mastering it.


He was the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Bangalore University.

Family Life

He was born and raised in the city of Mangalore, where he acquired his musical tastes.

Associated With

Both Gopalnath and Chen Jiafeng were invited to perform on the BBC Promenade concert series.