Golden words by Padma Bushan KS. Chitra Amma
"Shri. Dr. Krishna Ballesh is a Musician par excellence, He is a Shehnai Player, a Vocal artiste,
a Play back singer, a Music Composer and a voice over artiste continuing the legacy of his grandfather and father Legendary Shehnai MaestroPandit S.Ballesh. He is Guru of many Playback Singers, Music Composers and many music learning students from 5 to 70 yrs worldwide.
He is the best upcoming shehnai player in India from present generations who is known for his Banaras Gharana Ustad Bismillah Khan Shehnai playing and Patiala Gharana vocal style artiste ,not just film music"
by Padmabushan Smt. K. S. Chithra introducing Surmani Krishna Ballesh on Ras Barse Utsav 2018