Prof. V. Subramanya, senior musicologist and critic, was elected President of the Sankara Jayanti Music Festival organised by the Tyagaraja Gana Sabha Trust, Bangalore in the third week of May 2013. The title of Kalabhushana was conferred on him by Dr. S.C. Sharma, Vice President of the Higher Education Council.
Artists and organisations like Dr. Gayathri Rajapure Kasebaum (gottuvadyam), M.T. Rajakesari (mridangam), Kaveri Sridhar (choral music), the Bangalore Gayana Samaja (oldest organisation), Narasimha Murthy (Veda) and M. Ananth (organiser) were also felicitated for their service to society. Eight music concerts were presented at the festival.