M.S. Subbulakshmi's birth centenary was celebrated on 16 September by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mangalore and the Mani Krishnaswami Academy, at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Mangalore. Capt. Ganesh Karnik, honorary president of the working committee of the Mani Academy, inaugurated the programme by lighting the lamp.
P. Nityananda Rao, Secretary of the Mani Academy, welcomed and proposed the vote of thanks. Prof. G.R. Rai, Nagaveni S. Shetty, Harikrishna Punarooru, Pradip Kumar Kalkura, Nagesh A. Bappanadu, Geetha Saralaya, Chandrashekhar K. Shetty, P. Anand Rao, and Trichy K.R. Kumar, were present on the occasion.
Priyanka K.P., Shreya Kolathaya, Gowrish and Gowtham, Sreshtalakshmi, Ananya, Sushamendra, Shrisha, Deeksha, Krithi Kamath, Sadgun Ithal, Dhanashree, and Muralidhar G. Shenoy were the musicians who performed during the event.