She is a voice of courage, strength, and immense positive attitude. Peace, melody in her voice soothes you, mesmerizes you, and takes you to the tranquillity of mind. Miss Kasturi Kamath proves right the well-known statement "Disability is a state of mind.” She is blind but she is her own heroine.
She has music imbibed within her. When she was young, she used to listen to Radio and imitate the songs. Her intelligent grandfather recognized her talent and asked Kasthuri's Mother to admit Kasthuri to Music School. With a help of Professor Sethu Madhav Rao, she could join Music school and learn from Late Shashiprabha who was also blind.
She joined the academic school at the age of nine. Studied in normal children's school and was assisted by a writer to write exams. After 10th standard, she completed junior grade in Vocal Music. Thereafter started teaching Music in Mangala Jyothi School for Speech and Hearing Impaired, Vamanjoor, Mangalore. It has been 20 years as a Music Teacher in Mangala Jyothi School Vamanjoor.
She can sing more than 1000 songs by heart, has memorized it just by listening to songs. Also does 2 hours Music practice daily. Apart from singing, she does Mimicry. She took up her passion seamlessly to achieve excellence.
Her performance has been aired on various TV channels like Chandana, Udaya TV, Zee Kannada, and Namma TV. Her mom Poornima Kamath who is retired Canara Bank Employee accompanies her for all stage programmes.
Having received many awards for her amazing talent, Kasturi Kamath is an inspiration to many!
In 2009, she has been awarded State Award for Music as Best Specially Abled Music Teacher.
Other noteworthy achievements are Aryabhata award, Namma Kudla Award, Most Outstanding Young Man Award, Konkani Award, Kannada Rajyothsva Award, Purandarothsva Award, Dronacharya Award, Sai Ram award, Sumasowrabha Award, World Woman award on Helen Kellar Day, Marana Beladi Award.
Her message to society is -"Encourage and support the talent of specially abled people. Moreover, for music lovers, "Music is a Tonic, Try, and Try Till you get success."