The award Sangeetha Kala Sarathy will be conferred upon vocalist S. Sowmya this year.
Palghat Mani Iyer Centenary award will be presented to violin Maestro T.N. Krishnan. This award is given from the endowment created by vocalist Nithyashree Mahadevan. ) and Dr. M.L.V. award will be presented to vocalist Prasanna Venkatraman, This award comes from the endowment created by vocalist Sudha Raghunathan.