Born on 1 August 1933 in Borrampalam, Peddapuram Taluk, Andhra Pradesh, Shri Domada Chittiabbayi received his training in the Nagaswaram under Shri Pasupuleti Venkata Rao and Shri Daliparti Pitchahari. He has also learnt vocal music under Shri Nedunuri Krishnamurti. A leading Nagaswaram player, Shri Domada Chittia- bbayi has been Asthana Nagaswaram Vidwan at Simhachala Devasthanam for many years. For his outstanding musicianship, he has been honoured by many institutions including the Andhra University, Waltair. Shri Domada Chittiabbayi receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contri- bution to Carnatic instrumental music.