Singer C Ashwath, a master of Kannada Sugam Sangeetha, has passed away this morning. He was 70 The Kannada musician was admitted to Columbia Asia Hospital Yashwanthpur, Bangalore, after he suffered a severe stomach ache, December 17, 2009.
C. Ashwath is most popular for the theater's Sugam Sangeetha and film in Karnataka. He has directed music for many films.
He graduated in Science from Bangalore University. He worked at Indian Telephone Industries for 27 years before he retired as Executive Engineer in 1992. He started his musical career as a disciple of Devagiri Shankararao Joshi in Hindustani music.