- ( 1958–1990 ) was a major yakshagana
bhagavatha ('singer of the background songs'). Born in Gundmi
village of Udupi district
Kalinga was born in 1958 as the fifth son to Padmavathi and Ramachandra Navada at Gundmi Village(Udupi Taluk and now Udupi District).
He married Vijayashree and spent beautiful life with her. Agneya Navada is their one & only son. He was popularly known for his voice or tone sung by him.
Born in a Bhagavata family, Navada inherited this art from his father Ramachandra Navada who is well known yakshagana bhagavatha during 60-80's. Learning the art ranging from 'Hoovina kolu', 'jaapu' and 'chchaapu' of Yakshagana
, he stepped into this creative art form. Within a brief span he was able to make good tunes, which attracted people. Imbibing the technicalities of music from the veteran Naranappa Uppoor and Ramachandra Navada, Kalinga Navada's talent was appreciated by his fans and well wishers.With a proper hold on theatre, Navada innovated new ragas to reduce the monotony and increase the attraction thus bringing a special effect in Yakshagana. With a fusion of new ragas like Revathi, Kalavathi, Chaand, and Bihag with old ones, Navada carved a special place for himself in this field.He was the Bhagavat in Uppoor's troupe from 1971 to 1976 and in 1977, He joined the Yakshagana Mela of Perdoor and became popular. From 1978, after he joined Saligrama Mela, there was no looking back for him for 13 years till... Read More