Tuesday, February 15, 2011


The Tamizhnadu State Government "KALAIMAMANI" awards (instituted by the Tamizhnadu Iyal isai Nataka Manram) for the years 2008, 2009, 2010 were given on the 13th February, 2011, at Valluvar Kottam, Chennai, by Hon.Chief Minister Of Tamilnadu, Kalaignar.Dr.M.Karunanidhi.

Also seen in the picture below are writer Sri.T.Jayakanthan, who received the "Bharati award" and Isaignani Sri.Ilayaraja,who received the "M.S.Subbulakshmi award". (Dr.Padma Subramanyam was the recepient of the "Balasarasathi Award". - not seen in this picture)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tiruvaiyaru - 23/1/2011

This year's Aradhana was very special because it was a wonderful blessing for Vishruthi to sing at the Saint's Samadhi for the first time.

Accompanists were Sri.V.L.Kumar on the violin and Sri.Papanasam Kumar on Mridangam.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

60th Birth Year Celebrations of Sringeri Jagadguru Mahaswamigal - 13/11/10

On the occasion of the 60th Birth Year Mahotsavam Celebrations of Sringeri Jagadguru Sri Sri Bharathi Theertha Mahaswamigal 60 personalities from different fields were honoured at Meenakshi College For Women, Chennai on 13th November,2010.

Among musicians, Sri.Vijay Siva, Sri.Neyveli Santhanagopalan, Sri.Manoj Siva,Smt.S.Sowmya and I were honoured. It was a very memorable experience.

Guests of Honour were Dr.V.R.Gowrishankar(CEO and Administrator, Sri Sringeri Math), Hon'ble Justice Sri.R.S.Ramanathan (Judge, Madras High Court) and Sri.T.S.Krishnamurthy(Former Election Commissioner of India). Also seen in the picture is Miss.K.S.Lakshmi, Principal, Meenakshi College and an ardent devotee of Mahaswamigal. The college was the venue for a series of Pujas and Homams from 8th to 13th of November.