Dr. krishna Vageesh
Belonging to the renowned TIGER VARADACHARYA’S SCHOOL OF MUSIC, Dr vageesh grew up in a natural environment rich in music, Sanskrit and traditional values which provided a very strong base for him to get initiated into music at a very early age by his maternal aunt, Sangeethavidushi H.S Mahalakshmi of Mysore, a well known karnatic vocalist who gave a very systematic traning in vocal and groomed him.
With his natural flare for music , vageesh continued his academic studies and got his degree in science from Mysore university. And continued post graduate studies in music at the university college of fine arts Mysore and came out as topper in the exam winning the coveted gold medal for his brilliant performance.
A prize winner in all the music competitions conducted at the inter school , college and Varsity level, vageesh left a mark as the best youth artiste of the state(Karnatic Vocalist) besides winning prizes in competitions conducted by reputed music organizations like the Bangalore Gayana Samaj, KarnatakaGanakala parishat, and The MUSIC ACADEMY, CHENNAI. As a first prize winner of the ALL INDIA RADIO music competition, Vageesh was Directly placed as a graded artiste of A.I.R.
Today, Vageesh is a TOP GRADE artiste of ALL INDIA RADIO.
Vageesh also got his Doctorate in Music from Delhi University,submitting his thesis on the ''Aspects of Mantra, Tantra, yantra and Agama in the compositions of MuthuswamyDeekshitar '' under the guidance of Prof T.N. Krishnan,t he violin maestro.
Dr Vageesh also holds a First class post graduate dip in Public Relations and Management from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
After a short stint at a reputed multinational company in their research dvn as a senior chemist, vageesh got into A.I R, selected thru U.P S.C as a Programme Executive[Karnatic Music] IN 1980 and joined at A.I R ,.Delhi.
Dr vageesh has served All India Radio for 34 years and has held the position of Deputy Director General I/c Music and Archives. Post retirement, he has held the position of Consultant( Music) in DG:AIR , New Delhi.
Dr Vageesh has also served AIR TRICHY, as Station Director for nearly Six years (2002 to 2007).