Who has been chosen for the 2016 Sangita Kalanidhi Award of the Madras Music Academy?
Avasarala Kanyakumari, the well-known violinist from south India, has been chosen for the prestigious 2016 Sangita Kalanidhi Award of the Madras Music Academy. With this, she became the first female violinist to get the award in the history of the Music Academy. The award will be conferred to her on January 1, 2017 at the Sadras. This honour is considered one of the highest awards in Carnatic music.