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Vidushi Dr.Geetha Seetharam is born on 19th July 1953 in Mysuru. She is the daughter of Sri Kalbagal Narasimhaiyengar of Melkote and Smt.Jaya Kalbagal of Mysuru.

Dr.Geetha is an M.A. in Psychology, M.Lib.Sc and Ph.D. in Library and Information Science. She has a Vidwat Degree (Proficiency) in Karnatic Classical music vocal.

Dr.Geetha Seetharam served as an Information Scientist since 1978 and retired as Head, Library and also Deputy Director, Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysuru. Presently she is working as faculty in Karnataka State Gangubai Hanagal (KSGH) University of Performing Arts, teaching ‘Bhakti Sangeeta’ (devotional music) for a six months’ certificate course in music (evening college).

Vidushi Dr.Geetha Seetharam is an acclaimed Carnatic music composer (Vaggeyakarti) of Mysore. She has a hundred compositions to her credit (Swarajatis, Kritis, Padavarnas, Varnadarus, Padams and Thillanas) which have been published in the book Nada Nudi Sourabha by the Karnataka Sangeetha Nruthya Academy, Government of Karnataka. These compositions have been rendered by her in her audio albums (Geetha Sindhu, Geetha Madhuri, Geetha Rashmi, Dhanya-Hiranmayi-Lakshmi and Vandane-Abhivandane. She has contributed six new ragas to Karnatic music. Being the Director of Geethanjali School of Fine Arts, she has been training students in Carnatic classical vocal.

Dr. Geetha Seetharam is also an acclaimed writer in Kannada. She has written 10 novels, 4 short story collections, 5 plays, 2 edited books, 2 children’s literature, 1 critical essay and 1 travelogue. This includes three translations; one from English & two from Tamil (T. P. Kailasam’s English play ” The Brahmin’s Curse”, Kalki Krishnamurthy’s Tamil historical novel “Parthiban Kanavu” and Cha Vishwanathan’s “Washingtonnil Tirurumanam”, a hilarious novel in Tamil).

Dr.Geetha Seetharam has been married to Yogashri Dr.A.R.Seetharam, a Value educationist and Yoga Therapist. He is a retired Principal of RIMSE, Mysuru and Sarada College of Education, Ulundurpet, Visiting faculty to Department of Yogic Sciences, Mangalore University and Founder Director of Paramahamsa Yoga therapy and Counselling Centre, Mysuru. She has two sons Deepak Ram and Darshan Ram engineers residing in Europe.