More on GNB

GNB Centenary CoverGNB was hailed to be the Prince Charming of Carnatic Music. None before and none after him could sing like him!
Here are a couple of samples of GNB’s scintillating voice.

  1. “Paramukha melara” sung by GNB in the Raga “Surutti” and Adi Tala. A Thyagaraja kriti.
  2. Paramukha-Surati-Adi-Tyagaraja by GN Balasubramaniam

  3. How about this masterpiece of GNB – a Bharathiyar song (Ragamalika) – “Dikku theriyatha Kattil”

You can also view my web site on GNB and also download GNB’s music from there (courtesy Sangeethapriya) at the following URL: .


97 thoughts on “More on GNB

  1. Goutam Iyer

    Excellent job kiran….looking 4 more of any rare rendations of GNB from yu….keep up the good job man.

  2. Krishnaprasath

    Great posting and thanks for sharing the works of GNB. Looking forward for more.

  3. S.Sivaraman

    i really thank you for extending such rare pieces. i am greatly obliged and delighted. Thank you very much once again.

  4. S.K Post author

    Thank you Goutam Iyer, Krishnaprasath and S.Sivaraman.

    I’ll try and put more of GNB’s music very soon.

    Happy New Year!


  5. S.Sivaraman

    The link is not proper. we are unable to down load the full concert zip file. please do something

  6. S.K Post author

    Mr. Sivaraman,

    Are you refering to this link on the GNB site, which is part of the site?

    I tried it just now and the download works like a breeze.
    I used a d/l accelerator.

    But if you still have difficulties, pl give a shout. I’ll make an alternative arrangement for you.



  7. Srinivasan

    hi – Appreciate your efforts
    Wish you folks a very happy new year

  8. S.K Post author

    Thanks, thanks Srinivasan and Muralikrishna for your kind words.

    And I wish to warmly reciprocate your greetings!



  9. Girish Jamadagni


    Great job. Please keep it up. Looking forward to more such gems.

    Especially the record quality of the Surutti Krithi is excellent.

    I have some difficulty in downloading the Mysore concert. Will try again.

    Thanks – Girish jamadagni

  10. Sunil M B

    Dear S.K.,
    Great job.Please keep it going.
    Do let me know if I can be of any help to you.


  11. S.K Post author

    Thanks, Sunil, for your kind offer.

    My ISP at home (company LAN) has put in restrictions for uploading. That is why I am not able to provide a download link to Girish for the Mysore concert zip file. If you happen to be at Chennai and and possess broadband, You may like to help me in uploading from a CD. Alternately, you may try and d/l individual songs from the GNB site, compress them and upload the .zip file to file repositories like

    And @Girish, could you pl tell me the exact nature of the problem. And thanks for your kind words.

    @Bhaskar, it is very nice of you to compliment my effort.

    Happy New Year!



  12. shamini gayatri krishnan

    thanks a lot for sharing gnb sir’s concert and info with other rasikas.
    happy new year and may god bless you with the best always

  13. Sivakumar T

    I believe that you have done a good job and of course a great service to the carnatic music and its lovers.

    Kaumaaram Sivakumar T

  14. Dr.Ram Mohan

    It has been really a happy new year because I was able to download GNB’s songs from ur site. Thanx. Wish you a happy 2006 and beyond so that u may give us more GNB!!!

  15. Mrs Janakipattabiraman

    Dear SK
    I enjoy your sangeethapriya site. As a rasika I am a frequent visitor to this site to listen the music collections.

    The collections of GNB, somu, KVN and udayalur kalyanaraman are superb.
    wish you happy new year and i wish you all wishes in your endevours.
    janaki pattabiraman
    Ramya Pattabiraman

  16. D Aravamudan

    Hats off to you Dear SK.

    A real praiseworthy job and great service to our evergreen Karnatak Music….

    Pls keep up the good work..


  17. Dr.P.Ramakrishnan

    It is wonderful worth millions of dollars.When I listen I feel these recordings
    should be preserved and passed on to generations to follow.Your broadmindedness to share your happiness with others by listening
    to these rare pieces needs to be appreciated.
    God bless you.

  18. S.K

    Shri. K.V.Chellappa
    Ms. Shamini Gayathri Krishnan
    Shri. Sivakumar.T
    Dr. Ram Mohan
    Ms. Janaki Pattabiraman, Pattabiraman and Ramya Pattabiraman
    Shri. D.Aravamudhan
    Dr. P.Ramakrishnan

    Thanks for your kind words.

    They make my efforts worth it.

    I’ll podcast more of GNB in the forthcoming posts.



  19. V.Seshadri

    GNB is my favourite singer-He is par excellence a step above the rest. His inimtable style coupled with his rich voice has no equal or parallel
    What you have achieved here,bringing his wealth to the general admirers of GNB music is unrivalled-It is a revelation! I got to this by a fluke.
    Please keep it up and ggood luck


    You,shyam and many other such great souls
    make me feel life is all not that bad…
    and it is worth living long…


  21. Parameshwar Natarajan

    I have a good collection of concerts of vintage artists including GNB. How do I put them on this site for rasikas to download?

  22. S.K

    Thanks for your offer, Mr. Natarajan.

    If you could give me more details about your location, the size of your collection, the format, bitrate of encryption (if it is in MP3 format) etc, I can arrange for their uploading on the site.

    I await your reply.



  23. sreekeshava

    Collections are superb.
    Excellent work done by putting GNB’s collections in One place like this.

    But the Mysore(GNB-Chowdiah-Palani-1957) concert link is having some problem with zip file.
    I downloaded the zip file.
    It downloaded successfully.
    After downloading the zip file, it is not opening properly. its giving some error.

  24. Ramanathan

    Dear SK,

    Thanks for the Sangeethapriya site. You are doing a great service to Carnatic Music. Thanks to you, though living in a place like Indonesia, we are able to enjoy Carnatic Music Concerts.



  25. Ramakrishnan

    This is a wonderful collection of the great musical genious. Thanks for the service that you did. You deserve a great appreciation for uploading these wonderful masterpieces.
    But the edukula khamboji is not complete.

    Thanks once again.


  26. Nagesh Nallappa

    A yomen service to carnatic lovers and specially to GNB fans!

    Grateful indeed.

  27. Arun

    Nice songs. Always it is so refreshing to listen to GNB. I was very impressed with the clarity of the recordings.

  28. M.KANNAN


  29. Hareesh

    Thank you for providing carnatic music lovers like me to have this wonderful feast by great master GNB and expecting more from you.

  30. Ramsubramnian. K.S.

    This is a great job. Carnatic lovers like you are the key to preserve the masterpieces of traditonal architects of Carnatic classics.
    ALL the best.

  31. Venkatramani

    The names of accompanists for the caption”Here is a concert”:
    Lalgudi Jayaraman -Palani Subbudu
    This concert was at Shree Shanmukananda Hall Bombay in the late fifties.

  32. KR Raghunathan

    Ingenious attempt. I was dying to get real music on web and one of my friends told me about this. I am immensely pleased and hats of to you for the yeomn service you are doing to the music lovers.
    God bless you.
    Raghu, Delhi (at present in Sydney)

  33. chandramouligs

    really very good work!!!!
    It is commendable that you have taken pains to digitize and upload

  34. K.Balaji

    Its really a wonderful job. I was so happy about the rare renditions of GNB. Is the Song THIKKU THERIYADHA KATTIL by GNB available?


  35. .V. Rajaraman

    Dear sir,
    It is wonderful collection. Have you got Brochavaeveroora in kamas

  36. S.Viswanathan


    It is really great and enjoyable, Looking for more like this. Thanks

  37. Dr.K.H.Nagabhushan

    Really commendable job
    I feel because of such people like you only the calassical carnatic music has not become extinct & still alive

  38. k sundaram

    Dear Kiran,
    I heard GNB concert in this. It is too good. I am an ardent lover of GNB concert. Most of my time I used to listen his concerts only. I prefer listening concert type rather than selected songs in audio cassette. If you have many more like what you have given here, please upload for people like. Regards,

  39. k sundaram

    Dear Kiran,
    I heard GNB concert in this. It is too good. I am an ardent lover of GNB concert. Most of my time I used to listen his concerts only. I prefer listening concert type rather than selected songs in audio cassette. If you have many more like what you have given here, please upload for people like. iT IS A GREAT TREAT

  40. Dr. T M S Nedungadi

    Dear Sir,
    I chanced aupion the site just aweek ago. It was a revelation indeed.Your efforts and especially the broadminded unselfish non commercial (in today’s moolah oriented world!)mentalty has no parellel. May God Bless you. Correct me if I am wrong; were yoou in Nair