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Bharat Kalachar Awards
Bharat Kalachar inaugurated its 34th Margazhi Mahotsav on 16 Decemer 2022. Veteran playback singer Vani Jairam was presented with the Gnana Kala Bharathi award, senior violinist Embar Kannan received the Viswa Kala Bharathi award. Singapore-based artistic director and choreographer, Aravinth Kumarasamy received the Kala Seva Bharathi and Baratanatyam dancer and guru Revathi Ramachandran and dancer Lavanya Rajagopalan, disciple of Prof Sudharani Raghupathy from Houston, USA received the Acharya Kala Bharathi award.
Television director Naga was presented with the K. Balachander trophy for Artistic Excellence and actor Kovai Anuradha received the Nadaga Kala Bharathi award. Special commendations awards were presented to three dancers, Swetha Prasad, Krithika Shurajit and Jagyaseni Chatterjee.
Chief Guest, N. Kamakodi, Managing Director and CEO, City Union Bank and the guests of honour, Alarmel Valli, Senior Bharanatyam dancer, and writer Thuglak Ramesh honoured the artists.
Bharat Kalachar presented the Yuva Kala Bharathi awards to ten up and coming artists. Adithya Narayanan and Sruthi Shankar Kumar (vocal). Pranathi Ramadurai, Akshaya Arunkumar, Sneha Mahesh, Vithya Arasu (dance). Ashwini (mridangam), Tirucheri Karthik (violin), Samyuktha (ghatam) and Sivasri Skanda Prasad (all rounder)