Sri M.R Doreswamy was born in Chikmagalur on April 25, 1922. He received his training in flute from eminent maestro’s Narasinga Rao, Papanasham Shivam and Prof Sambamurthy. He served as the principal of Ayyanar College of Music.
Doreswamy travelled extensively across the world and performed as a member of the Indian cultural delegation in 1954. He received several awards and was conferred with the title Gana Kala Bhushana by the Karnataka Ganakala Parishath in 2000.
The noted artiste had also trained hundreds of students during his lifetime. Here is a rare video of the felicitation ceremony that was done in respect of this great teacher.