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Sangita Kalanidhi for Chitraveena N. Ravikiran, Nritya Kalanidhi for Lakshmi Viswanathan
CHENNAI, July 16: Chitraveena N. Ravikiran has been chosen for this year’s Sangita Kalanidhi award.

The President of The Music Academy, Mr. N. Murali, announced the selection Mr. Ravikiran for this prestigious award at a press briefing.

According to him, Mr. Ravikiran had been chosen unanimously by the executive committee of the Academy.

Mr. Ravikiran will preside over the 91st annual conference to be held between December 15, 2017 and January 1, 2018.

The Sangita Kala Acharya awards will be given to mridangist V. Kamalakar Rao and vocalist Radha Namboodhiri.

Ghatam exponent Sukanya Ramgopal and Othuvar Muthu Kandasamy Desikar will get the TTK awards. The musicologist award will go to T.S. Sathyavathi, and the Papa Venkatramiah award for violin to Thirvallur Parthasarathy.

Noted dancer Lakshmi Viswanathan will be conferred the Nritya Kalanidhi award for dance on the day of inauguration of dance festival on January 3.