August 10, 2014

Sangita Kalanidhi award for T.V. Gopalakrishnan

The multifaceted Carnatic musician T.V. Gopalakrishnan is selected for the prestigious title 'Sangita Kalanidhi'  conferred every year by the Music Academy. He will preside over the 88th Annual Conference of the Music Academy to be held from Dec. 15, 2014 to Jan. 1, 2015.

A mridangam vidwan, Gopalakrishnan is also proficient in Carnatic vocal and Hindustani vocal music. He will be Conferred the 'Sangita Kalanidhi' title at the Sadas on Jan. 1, 2015.

The other awards presented by the Music Academy have also been announced.

Sangita Kala Acharya award will be presented to vocalists Mangad K. Natesan from Trissur and Alamelu Mani from Mumbai

Senior vocalist Malladi Suribabu and Nama sankirtanam exponent Udaiyalur Kalyanaraman will receive the TTK awards.

Dr. Padma Murthy is selected for the Musicologist award. The Pappa Venkataramiah Award for violin will be presented to Lalgudi Rajalakshmi.

All these awards will be conferred at the Sadas on Jan. 1, 2015

Leela Samson, senior Bharatanatyam dancer will be conferred the Natya Kala Acharya Award and this award will be Conferred at the Inaugural function of the Dance Festival on Jan. 3, 2015.

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