Song of Surrender

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Visakha Awards

By Sruti

It was awards galore at the 42nd annual festival of music and dance organized by Visakha Music Academy from 26th November to 1st December 2011 in Visakhapatnam. Carnatic vocalist Nithyasree Mahadevan received the ‘Bharata Ratna M.S. Subbulakshmi Puraskar’ on the inaugural day. The ‘Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale Puraskar’ was presented to veteran natyacharya Adyar Lakshman, the ‘Sripada Sanyasirao Puraskar’ to mridanga vidwan Yella Venkateswara Rao, ‘Dr. Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu Puraskar’ to violinist Peri Srirama Murthy, and ‘Sangita Kalanidhi Nedunuri Krishnamurthy Puraskar’ to young Carnatic musician Sikkil Gurucharan. The title of ‘Sangeeta Kala Saagara’ was conferred on Carnatic whistle artist K. Siva Prasad. (See Photo Gallery on www.sruti.com)

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