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Sangita Kalanidhi for Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Alarmel Valli to get Natya Kala Acharya Award
CHENNAI, June 21: The Music Academy has decided to confer on senior vocalist Sanjay Subrahmanyam the prestigious ‘Sangita Kalanidhi’ title this year.

Following this, he will preside over the 89th annual conference of the Academy to be held between December 15, 2015 and January 1, 2016.

“He is the unanimous choice of the executive committee of the Academy,’’ according to N. Murali, President, The Music Academy.

Sanjay Subrahmanyam learned under gurus such as Lakshmi Narayanan, Rukimini Rajagopalan, Calcutta Krishnamurthy and Semponnarkoil S.R.D. Vaidhyanathan.

The award will be conferred on him at the Sadas, to be held on January, 2016.

The Sangita Kala Acharya awards will go to vocalist Mysore Nagamani Srinath and percussionist T.H. Subashchandran. Nagaswaram artiste Seshampatti Sivalingam and Veena artiste Kamala Aswathama will get the T.T.K. awards. The Musicologist Award will go to Gowri Kuppusamy, and the Pappa Venkatramaiah Award for Violin to M.S. Mani.

Noted dancer Alarmel Valli will be conferred the Natya Kala Acharya Award on January 3 on the occasion of the inauguration of the dance festival.