Sangeet Kalanidhi Award announced by Sangeet Akademi

Sangeet Kalanidhi Award announced by Sangeet Akademi

Recently renowned singer and teacher Neyveli R Santhanagopalan has been selected for the award for 2020, mridangam player Tiruvarur Bakthavatsalam for 2021 and violinist GJR Krishnan and his sister GJR Vijayalakshmi for 2022

It may be noted that the Sangeet Kalanidhi Award winners for the years 2020, 2021 and 2022 have been announced by the Sangeet Akademi.

Sangeet Kalanidhi Award is given by ‘Madras Sangeet Akademi’. This award is considered to be the highest award in the field of ‘Karnataka music’.

A ‘Gold Medal’ and a ‘Birudu Patra’ are awarded to the winners.

Madras Music Academy:

  • The idea of setting up a Madras ‘Sangeet Academy’ was mooted in the ‘Sangeet Sammelan’ held in conjunction with the ‘All India Congress Session’ (1927) held in Madras.
  • Thus it is a branch of the INC Madras session, This academy plays an important role in the promotion of Carnatic music.

Source – The Hindu

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