Maharajapuram Santhanam Foundation presented the "Maharajapuram Santhanam Memorial Professional Excellence Award’’ on January 24, 2015 to seven carnatic musicians for their contributions to the art form.
The awardees were Trichur V. Ramachandran, O.S. Thyagarajan, Nagai R. Muralidharan, Parur M.A. Sundareswaran, Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan, Tanjore Ramados and Mannargudi Easwaran.
Dr Padma Subrahmanyam
Dr Padma Subrahmanyam has been selected for this year’s Nishagandhi Puraskaram (Nishagandhi award) instituted by the Tourism Department, The award carries a purse of Rs 1,50,000, citation and a statuette.
The award will be presented on January 20th 2015
Nedunuri Krishnamurthy passes away
Music sustains yet another sad loss
Sangita Kalanidhi Nedunuri Krishnamurthy is no more. The veteran exponent of the Pinakapani bani, a role model for young vocalists, was 87 when he passed away at Visakhapatnam in the early hours of Monday, 8th December 2014. He was ailing from lung cancer.
Nedunuri leaves behind an impressive brand of vocalism, exemplified by his prime disciples the Malladi Brothers. His music was soulful, steeped in classicism, and had a lingering quality to it. He was the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Sangita Kalanidhi and the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi award.
With his tremendous work on tuning the songs of Annamacharya, Nedunuri leaves behind a rich legacy of both great singing and devoted academic work.
Sruti published a cover story on Nedunuri Krishnamurthy in February 1992 (Sruti 90). His interviews have also been published in later issues of the magazine.
Also read V Ramnarayan's tribute:
Music critic SVK is no more
The Hindu's senior music critic passes away
SV Krishnamurthy, the well known music critic who wrote under the nom de plume SVK, died last night. The veteran journalist
Veenapani Chawla is no more
Veenapani Chawla, actor, director, choreographer, writer, musician, composer, philosopher and founder of the Adishakti Laboratory for Theatre Art Research in Pondicherry, passed away today at Pondicherry following a heart attack.
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