After Trolls, Singer TM Krishna's Concert Called Off

After Trolls, Singer TM Krishna

After Trolls, Singer TM Krishna's Concert Called Off 

New Delhi: TM Krishna, the award winning Carnatic singer's weekend concert has been called off by the Airport Authority of India, the sponsors of the show, allegedly after the singer was targeted by right wing trolls on social media. 

"We would like to inform that due to some urgent engagements, 'Dance and Music in the Park' programme jointly organized by AAI and SPICMACAY, scheduled on 17 and 18 November has been postponed and new dates would be announced shortly. Inconvenience is regretted," said the aviation body on Thursday.

Sonal Mansingh, Priyadarsini Govind, and Shahid Parvez Khan were invited to perform at the event.

The regret note from AAI's came four days after it sent out the invitation of the programme, which was scheduled at Nehru Park in the capital. The invitation was retweeted by TM Krishna.

The Magsaysay Award winner has often faced criticism allegedly from right wing groups for his secular stance and singing Christian hymns and other songs.

A fringe group in Tamil Nadu allegedly threatened him, in August for singing songs on Allah and Jesus in Carnatic. The controversy started after a reported audio clip was circulated on WhatsApp.  The angry singer had tweeted "considering the vile comments and threats issued on social media regarding Karnatic compositions on Jesus, I announce here that I will be releasing one Karnatic song every month on Allah or Jesus."

TM Krishna, was born and brought up in Chennai,  did a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the Madras University. Mr Krishna, first started leaning music at the age of six and trained under several musicians like Chingleput Ranganathan, Vidvan Seetharama Sarma and Semmangudi Srinivasier. He has also authored three books, Voices Within: Carnatic Music - Passing on an Inheritance, 'A Southern Music - The Karnatik Story and 'Reshaping Art'.