C. Aswath is a household name in Karnataka. He is, perhaps the only
Music Director in Karnataka, to have carved a niche of his own in
all three fields that demand music as an element of expression:
Theatre, Sugam Sangeetha and Film.
He was born on December 29, 1939. He graduated
in Science from Bangalore University and later worked in Indian
Telephone Industries for 27 years before retiring as an Executive
Engineer in 1992.
He started his musical career as a disciple of
Devagiri Shankararao Joshi in Hindustani Music.