Alevoor Sunder Sherigar a Saxophone Guru

Alevoor Sunder Sherigar awarded Dist. Rajyotsava Award 2006

South Canara District has dedicated many musicians to the society though history of music of coastal Karnataka is not ancient beyond one or two centuries. In the last century there were many musicians hailing from coastal towns Kasargod, Mangalore and Udupi who carved a niche for them selves in the music world. Seer Sri Guru Vadiraaja Swami was a well-known lyricist who wrote lyrics in Kannada Sanskrit and Tulu apart from being a class singer and violinist. Laxmi Bai from Udupi had spread the fragrance of Music not only in Mysore Palace and Nizam’s palace but also in Burma, Nepal, Cylon, Paris and London. How can one forget the contributions of Nadayogi violinist Manjunathayya who went all the way to Mysore to become the disciple of Bidaram Krishnappa?

Today musicians adore the splendor of the music and dedicate themselves in devotion of the music.

In the present generation Alevoor Sunder Serigar is one of the most respected artist who is well known as a maestro and an able teacher in saxophne. Born as second son of Mr. Chall Serigara and Echchu Serigarti in Moodu Alevoor of Udupi District in 1947.

Completed primary education at Subodhini Higher Primary School; learnt saxophone for decades under the tutelage of Sri Obu Serigara. He devoted himself absolutely to the music field. He was also trained under Madhoor Balasubrahmanyam and director of Naada Vaibhavam, Udupi Vasudev Bhat. Besides rendering recital at most of the temples in Karnataka he has also recited many social functions too.

Received accolades for the mellifluous rendering on saxophne, he has also toured Maharashtra, Keral, Tamilnad and all over Karnataka won the hearts of the numerous music lovers. Currently training more than 40 disciples at Vaadya Shikshana Kendra Udupi, he has trained child prodigies like Megha and Anjali Shanbhogue who are carving a niche for themselves in the tender age. This has set an example for the dedication in his training. His wife Parvathi is a supportive wife who has complemented him in his endeavors.