Hyderabad Parks

15th – 17th January, 2020
Jaywant Naidu, Hawaiian Guitar
Harini Rao, Hindustani Vocal
Peri Thyagaraju, Violinist
Irfan Ahmed Khan, Sitar
Sangeethakala Sisters, Carnatic Vocal
Tejaswini Nandibhatla, Carnatic Vocal/h6>
KBR Park, Hyderabad
Indira Park, Hyderabad
Krishnakanth Park, Hyderabad

Jaywant Naidu is the first musician to perform North Indian Classical Music on
the Hawaiian guitar. Along with Mohammed Arif from Gibtone Guitar Corporation in Kolkata, he modified the Hawaiian guitar and created ‘The Jaywant Guitar’. It has 21 strings with three pairs of main melody strings and three ‘chikari’ strings. The main objective of the instrument is to be able to produce the sound of an ensemble of Hawaiian slide guitars. Jaywant Naidu performed for Paramparaa along with folk musicians from Rajasthan.

Harini Rao is a renowned Hindustani classical vocalist and has been under the tutelage of Smt. Swati Phadke. She received her Sangeet Visharad – from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Mumbai for Hindustani Classical Music and several awards at state and national level. She gave multiple performances in India and abroad and extensively promotes Indian Art and Cullture. She is the founder of the music school – Raageshree Foundation and School of Music.

Irfan Ahmed Khan is a young and promising artist from Hyderabad, a disciple of renowned sitarist Ustad Shahid Pravez Khan and also the son of a very well known sitar player Ustad Bashir Ahmed Khan.
Peri Thyagaraju is an acclaimed violinist, composer and performer of Carnatic
and Western Classical music. He is a third generation violin player, the son of Peri Srirama Murthy and grandson of Peri Subba Rao. He completed Grade 8 Western Classical from Thames Valley University, London.
In the Paramparaa event on 16th January, it was an interesting jugalbandhi of hindustani music by Irfan Khan on the Sitar and carnatic music by Peri Thyagaraju on the violin. There were elements of thumris along with carnatic compositions.

Sangeethakala and Rajyalakshmi who are known as Sangeethakala sisters
have established Kodandapani Sangeetha Vidya Samstha, a music centre. These sisters have received several awards and performed in India and abroad. They have learnt Carnatic classical music from their grandfather Sri. Kidambi
Kodandapani and also Nidhulu Krishnamurthy.

Tejaswini Nandibhatla is a trained classical singer having a Diploma in Carnatic Music and MA in Music from Telugu University, Hyderabad. Her Guruji is Mrs. Seshulatha Garu who is a well known classical singer from Hyderabad. Tejaswini has sung in movies and reality shows and has been performing concerts all over India and abroad with legendary singers.



Jaywant Naidu

Hawaiian Guitar

Harini Rao

Hindustani Vocal

Peri Thyagaraju


Irfan Ahmed Khan


Sangeethakala Sisters

Carnatic Vocal

Tejaswini Nandibhatla

Carnatic Vocal


Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park (KBR National Park) is a national park located in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. The park has an approximate area of 390-acre (1.6 km2). The complex has the Chiran palace which was given to Prince Mukarram Jah on his coronation by his father Prince Azam Jah in 1967. It was declared as a National park by the Andhra Pradesh State Government after getting approval from the central government in the year 1998. Besides it, other properties in the park include Mor (peacock) bungalow on a hillock, Gol Bungalow, stables for elephants, horses and cattle, motor khana that housed a fleet of exquisite vintage cars, a workshop for heavy machinery, petrol pump, several outhouses, two wells and an equal number of water tanks.

Indira Park is a public greenspace and park over 76 acres in the heart of Hyderabad. The foundation stone for the Indira Park was laid in 1975 by Late Faqruddin Ahmed, the then president of India and it was open for the people in the year 1978 with complete landscaping. The park is managed by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority. The park contains an award-winning rock garden designed by Subhrata Basu, then Commissioner of Customs and Excise duty. Sandalwood trees are spread across the park’s interiors.

Located in Jawahar Nagar in Hyderabad, Krishna Kanth Park is a popular hangout place among both the adults and the kids. Dotted with swings and gazebos and sprinkled with benches for the elders to relax, open gym, play zones for the kids and a lot more, the park is a common favourite among the city folks to relax and rewind amidst nature.

Krishnakanth Park, Hyderabad