Renowned Saxophonist Kadri Gopalnath passed away following brief illness at a private hospital here on Friday. He was 69 and is survived by his wife and music director son Manikanth Kadri.
Family sources said that the funeral rites of Gopalnath is expected to be initiated after the eldest son Guru working in Dubai returns to city later in the day.
Born at Mithakere in Sajipamooda village of DK district in 1950, Gopalnath's father Taniyappa was a Nagaswara expert. He learnt playing Carnatic music through saxophone from N Gopalakrishna Iyer.