Born in 1902 in Mysore, Shri Titte Krishna Iyengar studied Carna- tic vocal music and Veena with his father Shri Titte Narayana Iyengar, Shri Veena Seshanna, and Shri G.B. Krishnappa. A doyen among exponents of Carnatic vocal music today, Shri Titte Krishna Iyengar has had a long career as a practising musician. A repository of the Carnatic classical music tradi- tion, he is known especially for his repertoire of rare composi- tions by notable musicians of Kamataka, including his guru Shri Veena Seshanna; he has helped publish many of these. Shri Titte Krishna Iyengar has been guru to a number of outstanding musicians of today. Shri Titte Krishna Iyengar receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribu- tion to Carnatic vocal music.