August 26, 2014

Indira Sivasailam Endowment Award for vocalist T M. Krishna

The season of music in Madras begins with Vinayaka Chaturthi and Navaratri. The Ganesha temples in the city have already begun the Chaturthi series of concerts. With Navaratri in row and the organisations who do not own a hall or auditorium begin their season in September / October well ahead of the major sabhas.

The season begins with the announcements of awards and titles. Since 2010, Indira Sivasailam Endowment Award is presented by the endowment established by Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman, TAFE Limited, in memory of her mother.

This year vocalist T.M. Krishna has been selected for the award to be presented during Navaratri.
A disciple of B. Seetharama Sarma and trained under Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Krishna is a young and popular singer. He is the in the news during the season for his unconventional concert pattern and off-beat thoughts and ideas.

The recipients of the Indira Sivasailam Endowment Award in the past years are Sudha Ragunathan, Sanjay Subrahmanyan, Aruna Sairam and Bombay Jayashri Ramnath.

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