Gururaja Marpally

Born: September 14, 1952, in Karnataka, INDIA



A versatile artist Shri Gururaj Marpally was born on 14-09-1953. He has gained experience from personalities of Karnataka in different forms of art. He has pioneered many events and is still a guiding light to many upcoming artists. He is a post graduate in English and learnt Indian Classical Art forms from many masters. At a young age of 9 years he joined Dr. Shivarama Karanth, to learn Yakshagana...... Read his full bio

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Gururaja Marpally


A versatile artist Shri Gururaj Marpally was born on 14-09-1953.  He has gained experience from  personalities of Karnataka in different forms of art.  He has pioneered many events and is still a guiding light to many upcoming artists.  He is a post graduate in English and learnt Indian Classical Art forms from many masters.

At a young age of 9 years he joined Dr. Shivarama Karanth, to learn Yakshagana. Dr. Shivarama Karanth had a professional troupe of artists and gave performances across India.  During this period he learned Hindusthani classical music and flute (Bansuri) from Shri Keremane Mahabala Hegde. This prompted him to research on  Yakshagana Music (Yaksha Sangeet) on Bansuri. 
 
He was awarded central government fellowship during this period. He joined Shri Keremane Shambu Hegde's Idagunji Mela as a Bhagavatharu.  He gained experience as a Yakshagana teacher and experimented on many prasangas (themes) gaining expertise in the Art form.


During 1982 to 1984 he joined Ninasam drama troupe Rangayana, and National School of Drama. He worked with well known drama directors like B. V. Karanth, Pritts Benivits, C. R. Jambe, K. V. Subbanna, K. V. Akshara, B. R. Venkatramana Aithal etc.  He was a teacher, artist, and music director in Ninasam.  He has worked in these organisations in various capacities as convenor, music director, artist etc. 
 
He has published many books. Ekantada Aalaapagalu, Kaala Paathra, Khyalu Khyalugalu are his compilation of poetry. Bands Matty Manushya, Mr. Saanthayana are his short stories collections.  Pancharangi is a collection of 5 dramas and Athanthra, Thallana, Kaalayaana are his novels. 
 
His painting subjects are also varied, but his life experience and love for music has always influenced his works. 

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Gururaja Marpally, Artist
September 14, 1952 in Karnataka
M.A. in English and more than 30 years of Art education.
Dr. Shivarama Karanth, Shri Keremane Mahabala Hegde etc.
Acrylic painting, Oil Painting, Creative Art, Conceptual Art.
Artists Combine (R), Mangalore.
Prasad Art Gallery, Mangalore. D.K. Drawing Teacher's Association.
Central Government Fellowship
Many well known drama directors like B. V. Karanth, Pritts Benivits, C. R. Jambe, K. V. Subbanna, K. V. Akshara, B. R. Venkatramana Aithal etc.
  • # Ekantada Aalaapagalu;
  • # Kaala Paathra;
  • # Khyalu Khyalugalu;
  • # Bands Matty Manushya;
  • # Mr. Saanthayana;
  • Pancharangi - a collection of 5 dramas;
  • Athanthra;
  • Thallana;
  • Kaalayaana;

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