Carnatic music pioneer and award-winning saxophonist. He was granted the Padma Shri, a higher civilian award, in 2004. After hearing somebody play the saxophone in the Mysore Palace music group, he found the instrument using the purpose of learning it. He was the receiver of an honorary doctorate from Bangalore University or college. He was created and elevated in the town of Mangalore, where he obtained his musical preferences. Both Gopalnath and Chen Jiafeng had been invited to execute around the BBC Promenade concert series.