Mridanga vidwan Tiruvarur Bakthavathsalam will receive the 'Sangeetha Choodamani' award, and veteran musician and teacher vidwan B. Krishnamoorthy will be honoured with the 'Aacharya Choodamani' award on the inaugural day of the 61st Gokulashtami Sangeetha Utsavam on 6th August 2016.
R. Seshasayee, Chairman, Infosys and Indusind Bank will inaugurate and preside over the function. Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman will confer the award on the artists. Cleveland V.V. Sundaram and Nandini Ramani will felicitate the artistes.
This will be followed by a unique percussion presentation on the khanjira, mridangam and konnakol by B.S. Purushotham, B. Shreesundarkumar and K.V. Gopalakrishnan. <>