Smt. Kamalamma Vittal Rao is a retired high school teacher. She has a masters degree in Kannada and B. Ed in Hindi. Kamlamma started gamaka as a hobby. It was her mother Smt. Subbamma, who inspired her at an early age with Mahabharatha and Ramayana stories. Her mother told her many small stories from Bhagavata. She was impressed by the narration of the stories which led her to read more Kavya’s at a very young age. She finished her Hindi Visharad and Praveen exams with a high distinction before she graduated from High School.Smt. Kamalamma started her Gamaka Vyakhyana with her guru Sri. Kalale N. Narasimha Murthy. She has been giving Gamaka Programs for the past 32 years. She is the recipient of many awards including “ Sri. Kumara Vyasa Prashasti” from Karnataka state for the year 2017. Smt. Kamalamma is ably assisted by her daughter in law Poornima Venkatesh.
Poornima Venkatesh holds a Master Degree in CS from Cal State, Hayward. She is a passionate Yoga practitioner and teacher. She also enjoys painting.