Andhra Pradesh Singers Organization (APSO)
‘APSO’ is an exclusive organization of all the singers of our state, which is committed to promote National Integration, Communal Harmony and peace thru music. About 150 popular Film/TV/AIR/Stage singers of our state are the members of our organization.
This organization has been inaugurated by the famous Cine play back singer Dr.S.P.Balasubrahmanyam on 19.2.1996 at Ravindra Bharathi, Hyderabad, with a mega music show, in which 20 noted Music directors, Writers, and more than 100 singers participated. Since then they have conducted several music concerts, which were acclaimed as best by the audience, music lovers and the media.
‘APSO’ has organized another Mega event on 12.11.2000 at 6.00PM(Sunday) as a tribute to the great Cine Music Director Late Sri Saluri Rajeswara Rao in connection with his first death anniversary. Top singers of our state will present his great compositions from old Telugu Hit movies on this Occasion. Several VVIPs and dozens of Telugu Film Industry like DR.Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Dr.C.Narayana Reddy, Dr.D.Rama Naidu and Cine Music Directors like Koti, Vasu Rao (sons of Mr.Saluri) etc., are expected to grace the occasion.
It is proposed to felicitate the senior playback singer Sri K.B.K.Mohan Raju on this occasion. The probable expenditure for conducting this grand program would be around Rs.25, 000/-.
The names and other brief details of some of the top singers participating in this programme are as under:
1.Sri K.B.K.Mohan Raju : Senior most playback singer. He has been singing for more than 4 decades. He sang in old Telugu movie “Poola Rangadu” under the music direction of late Sri S.Rajeswara Rao.
2.Sri K.S.R.Murthy : Another senior singer singing for the past 30 years. He is the founder Secretary of ‘APSO’. He is a recipient of several awards and has given thousands of performances in A.P. and other states. He is a composer also, and released devotional songs audiocassettes.
3.Sri A.Kanna Rao : A senior singer for the past 25 years. He is a Writer, Composer, Singer and Actor, and a recipient of various awards. He sings for Classical dances & Ballets also and visited U.S.A with Kuchipudi dance troupe.
4.M.R.K.Prabhakar : He is an ‘A’ grade Composer and Singer of All India Radio/Doordarshan. He renders Ghantasala old Classical composition with utmost ease and perfection.
5.D.A.Mitra : A most popular Ghantasala-Voice singer of our state. A recipient of several awards. Higher Grade singer of AIR/Doordarshan. Recorded several audiocassettes.
6.S.A.Gangadhar : A versatile and leading singer of the state at present.
He sang for a film “NANNA GARU” directed by Dr.Dasari Narayana Rao.He is also a Journalist working for “SITARA”, a film magazine.
7.Sri R.Viswanath : He is a highly talented singer. A track singer for several years for Telugu & Tamil pictures at Madras. Now settled at Hyderabad.
8.Sri K.Ramachari : He is also a senior singer and Composer. Winner of several prizes and awards. Recorded several audiocassettes and gave hundreds of performances. He is the founder Secretary of “Little Musicians Academy” and giving training to several children in music. He is a music teacher by profession.
9.Sri P.Raja Gopal : A play back singer and also a track singer for several Telugu & Tamil films for several years at Madras. Presently residing at Hyderabad.
10.Smt.R.Vedavati Prabhakar : A senior most play back singer and a top grade singer in AIR/Doordarshan.Participated in several National level and State level concerts. Recipient of several awards. Recorded several albums.
11.Smt.D.Surekha Murthy : A playback singer and a top singer of our Stae.Recipient of APState Govt.’s most prestigious Nandi Award as Best Female Singer for the year 1998. ‘A’ grade singer in AIR/DD.
Sang for several TV Serials and audiocassettes. Recently visited U.K. for a concert.
12.Smt.M.VijayaLakshmi : A most popular, leading and versatile singer. Visited various countries like U.S.A, Singapore, U.A.E with film stars and Music Directors for Star Nights. She’s an actor, anchor for TV Serials and programs. Recorded several audiocassettes. Recipient of several State level and National level awards & prizes.
13.Smt.V.C.SasiKala : A senior play back singer. Received several prizes & awards. Released several audiocassettes. Gave thousands of performances. Sang for several TV Serials and musical ballets.
14.Smt V.A.Lakshmi : A senior most singer of AP, niece of famous playback singer Smt.P.Suseela and sister of another play back singer Sri V.Rama Krishna. A higher-grade singer of AIR/TV. Recorded several audiocassettes. Recipient of various awards.