Brahmasri Karur D Krishnamoorthy Bhagavathar (77 years) is the son of Karur Late Sri A Duraiswami Iyer. From his early childhood he showed deep interest and high inclination towards NamaSankeerthanam. He has had Carnatic vocal training for over six decades. His tutelage include a galaxy of famous musicians like – Mayuram Sri M S Vaidyanatha Iyer , Smt. Vidya Shankar [Vocal & Veena], Sri Madurai G S Mani, Kunnakudi Sri Venkatarama Iyer , Chidambaram Sri C S Gopalakrishna Pillai, Sri R M Sundaram [specialist in Koteeswara Iyer Keerthanas] and Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri G N Balasubramaniam. He has also been the disciple of Brahmasri Gopalakrishna Bhagavathaswamy of Pudukottai and Pujyasri Haridoss Giri Swaamigal and had their blessings. This unique blend of Carnatic vocal education and a deep rooted interest in Namasankeerthanam provides a different dimension to all his bhajan performances.
He specializes in Abhangs (Hindustani Style); GNB Bhani (an adaptation of G N B style of singing); Raja Bhujidar songs of Madurai Sri G S Mani; Keerthans of Ramanathapuram Srinivasa Iyengar; Kavi Kunjaradassar Kritis. In Chennai, he brought into practice an innovative style where Purandaradasar Kritis or Devarnamas (normally sung as Thukkadas at the fag end of the concert platforms) were rendered as a bhajan concert for the full three hours enthralling the audience with devotional ambience. Apart from giving performances in various cities in India, he has been invited to perform abroad too like Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Singapore, California etc. to name a few.
He has been conferred with titles of Gana Naya Sigamani, Ganakala Paripoorna Award, Isai Chemmal, Innisai Chudar and Asthana Vidwan of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. He has been imparting music and bhajans to many student aspirants for over the last 50 years or so; many of whom are popular artists of Carnatic Music today.