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S Sowmya chosen for Sangita Kalanidhi award of Music Academy

Noted vocalist Dr. S Sowmya has been chosen for the Sangita Kalanidhi award of the Music Academy and she will preside over 93rd annual conference of the Academy to be held between December 12, 2019, and January 1, 2020. A student of Dr. S. Ramanathan and T. Mukta, Ms. Sowmya equally excelled in her academic ..

Thanjavoor Ramamoorthy, noted mridangam exponent and former top grade staff artist of AIR passes away

Thanjavoor Ramamoorthy (90), the noted mridangam exponent and former top grade staff artist of All India Radio (AIR), has passed away in Trichy, Tamil Nadu on June 22, 2019. He had the unique distinction of having accompanied four generations of Carnatic stalwarts starting from violin genius Muringapuri Gopalakrishna Iyer, right up to renowned vocalist ML ..

Aruna Sairam selected for 2018 Sangita Kalanidhi award of Music Academy

Aruna Sairam, the renowned Carnatic vocalist, has been selected for the 2018 Sangita Kalanidhi award of the Music Academy. She will preside over the 92nd annual conference to be held between December 15, 2018 and January 1, 2019. The award will be conferred to her on January 1, the day of Sadas. Beside her, Mridhangist ..

Noted violinist M.S. Anantharaman passes away

Noted violinist M.S. Anantharaman (94), an exponent of Parur style of violin playing, has passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on February 19, 2018. The Parur School is known for its violin recital by mixing the basic features of Carnatic and Hindustani styles.

Versatile Carnatic Music maestro Balamuralikrishna passes away

Legendary Carnatic musician Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna passed away at the age of 86. He has performed in over 25,000 concerts and is a prominent vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, playback singer, composer and also as an actor. He was a recipient of Padma Vibhusan award. He also received Filmfare and National Awards. He shot to fame in acting in ..