Vocalist and devotee of incredible artist D.K. Pattammal, N. Vijay Siva, was on Sunday gave the 'Sangeetha Kalasarathy' title at the Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha amid its 114th music festival.Eminent artists Nithyashree Mahadevan, Mohan Parasaran, V. Parthasarathy and Sudha Ragunathan exhibited a honor each to other achievers.Mridangam master Guruvayor Dorai was granted the Palghat Mani Iyer centennial honor for being the most established entertainer related with one of the most established sabhas.
"I have been playing since 1946 and am content with the way the sabha respects senior artistes," said the veteran. Sangeetha Kalasarathy is the title awarded yearly by Parthasarathy Swami Sabha for Carnatic Music expert. It carries a shawl, a citation, a medallion with a cash purse of Rs. 5,000The 92-year-old maestro, Parur M.S. Anantharaman, was granted the Dwaram Venkataswami grant for his 80-year relationship with the sabha: that is, as far back as he began giving stage exhibitions.
Vocalists Sirkazhi Sivachidambaram, and the most youthful among the awardees, K.Gayatri, were granted the G. Ramanathan honor and M.L. Vasanthakumari grant individually for their singing and relationship with the sabha.Religious head Rangaramanuja sneer initiated the capacity and gave away honors to famous artists. Business tycoon Nalli Kuppuswami Chetty directed the occasion and complimented the awardees for their diligent work and commitment to music