Points to Remember:
- Padma Shri awardee and veteran saxophone player Kadri Gopalnath passed away aged 69.
- Reportedly, he was undergoing treatment due to some ailment at a Mangaluru private hospital and died of cardiac arrest.
- During his career, Gopalnath was also given many awards including the Padma Shri award in 2004. He also received the Sangeetha Kalasikhamani award in 2013.he had won the Kendra Sangeetha Nataka Academy Award, Karnataka Kalashree and had played at the Jazz Festival in Prague, the Berlin Jazz Festival, the International Cervantino Festival in Mexico, the Music Hall Festival in Paris, and the BBC Promenade concert in 1994 at London.
Important Possible questions based on above News:
- Padma Shri awardee Kadri Gopalnath, who recently passed away, was famous for playing which musical instrument? Saxophone