The prestigious awards by The Music Academy have been announced for this year.
'Bombay Sisters' C. Saroja and C. Lalitha will receive the Sangita Kalanidhi award and preside over the 84th annual conference of the 'academy' to be held from December 15, 2010 to January 1, 2011.
The annual conference and concerts will be inaugurated by Shiv Nadar, Chairman, HCL group. The awards will be conferred on the Sadas, which will be presided over by Nobel laureate Venkataraman Ramakrishnan, on the final day of the conference, that is, Jan.1, 2011
Sangita Kala Acharya award: Suguna Varadachari, (Vocal) Rhadha (Bharatanatyam)
T.T.K. Award: Manakkal S. Rangarajan (Vocal), Parassala Ponnammal (Vocal)
Musicologist award: R. Satyanarayana.
Papa Venkataramiah award: Radha Narayanan (Violin)