Gurusri Garimella Balakrishna Prasad
G. Balakrishna Prasad is a Special Grade Vocal Artiste at Annamacharya
Project of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) for over 28 years was
born on 9th Nov 1948.
He is a renowned in singer India and abroad of Annamacharya Sankeerthanas
with over 4000 concerts to his credit and a Vaggeyakara in his own right
having composed more than 400 keertanas
Diploma in Vocal music with Honours division from Education Department of
Andhra Pradesh in 1978.
All India Radio vocal artist in Carnatic Classical Vocal with B-High
All India Radio artist in Light Music with B-High grade since 1977.
40 yrs of experience in presenting Classical (vocal) as well as Light
stage programmes. So far presented more than 4000 concerts in India and USA .
More than 35 yrs of experience in composing music to the lyrics of great
and also to his own lyrics.
Working in Annamacharya Project of TTD as Special Grade Vocal Artiste since
1978. (Presenting vocal concerts and composing music to Annamacharya Songs.)
1. "Annamacharya Sankeerthana Mahati"
presented by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam TTD in the year 2001
2. "Annamayya Naada Jyothi"
3. "Sri Annamacharya vidwanmani"
presented at USA in the year 1997
4. "Enchanting Singer"
presented by Delhi Telugu Academy in the year 2001.
A Few Worth Mentioning Publications are:
"Sri Anjaneya Kriti Mani Mala" – First of its kind in the filed of
Carnatic classical music. 21 classical keertanas on Lord Anjaneya
composed (lyric & music) by himself has been published along with
musical notation with financial aid of TTD
TTD has published 8 books covering about 150 Annamacharya sankeertanas,
along with musical notation, which are set to tune by him.
"Krishna Ravali" – light music songs composed by him has been published
in two volumes comprising of about 80 songs. Volume I has been approved
by Akasavani, Hyderabad in 1975
A Few Worth Mentioning Recordings are:
So far more than 500 songs are recorded and released in LPs, cassettes
and CDs through many popular audio companies such as HMV, Sangeetha,
Aditya, T-Series etc and also through Tirumala Tirupati Devatsthanams.
Prasaara Bharati has produced an exclusive audio recording programme"Annamayya Sankeerthana Bharati" of Annamacharya Songs for achieves
(South) in 2006.
Also recorded nearly 30 songs of Annamacharya for Software Programme of
Recorded his own classical krithis on Lord Sri Anjaneya for Prasara
Special Software Programme in the year 2004
Composed music and sung "Annamayya Sankeerthana Sanjeevani" an exclusive
programme comprising songs of Annamacharya recorded for SVASA,
California , USA in the year 2006.
Rendered Annamacharya songs for special CD "Flowers At His Feet" of Pappus
Acadamic Cultural Trust, run by Dr. Pappu Venugopala Rao (Chennai)