Our Seniormost and Respectable Ajja at 99!

Music, like the rhythmic breath of our soul, is eternal.

On his 99th birthday, Radio idli takes great joy in presenting to you the video of Shri S. Krishnaraya Shenoy. He sings to us a great composition of Saint Kanakadasa with his voice and spirits that would make the heavens applaud. WE thank his proud grand-daughter Tejaswini Shenoy, who was happy to share his video with us and share this moment of Joy.

Being a Kannada poet and well versed in English, Tejaswini respects him as her teacher in grammar. Her poem submissions never left her desk without his review and corrections.

Let us all join in wishing Ajja a very happy birthday and seek his blessings.

Click here for Shri S. Krishnaraya Shenoy’s Video

Happy Birthday Ajja!

Nagesh and Team Radio Idli


  1. I still cant believe that his age is 99. We should be subtracting atleast 50 years from his age..

    A very Happy Birthday to Ajja…

  2. hey,
    Thanks a looooooooot Nagesh anna n Ananth anna for all u’ve done.
    n yeah Thanks a Million to my dearest friend TEJASWINI!!! I’m seeing ajja after such a loooooong time. amma too was really happy to see ajja n bapama after so many years.

    Thanks agn for all ur efforts.


  3. Happy Birthday Sir, You have given a lot of motivation to youngsters here. Does Ajja performs his daily Sandhyavandan? Because that may be one of the contributing factors to his Living Life to the Fullest.

  4. Thanks a million! He taught me Kannada in the years 1958-60 in Canara High School Mangalore. He has been my best TEACHER, Last I met him in Bangalore and I still cherish that moment. He is the BEST. Long live my Krishnaraya Mastru!
    A L Kamath

  5. “TallaNisadiru Kandya taaLu manave..”…

    A great advice for us Imaptient kids of this generation…

    Liked ur enthu a lot, Sir…


    -Ananth Joisa

  6. When we marvel at Lata-ji singing like a teen aged girl at her age, this one kicks it up several notches higher.

    Absolutely awesome rendition of Tallanisadiru Kandya Taalu Manave.

    If the video was not there and it was only the audio, it would be tough to put the age at 99.

    Keep going Ajja. All the best.

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