The Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Sabha, Mumbai,conferred the title Sangeetha Kala Vibhushan, and presented the National Eminence Award to veteran Bharatanatyam couple Shanta and V.P. Dhananjayan. This ptestigious award carries a purse of rupees two and half lakhs, citation, shawl, gold medal and spatika maala to Dhananjayan and navaratna mala to Shanta Dhananjayan. The well organised virtual award function was held online in Chennai virtually on 5th December at the Bharatakalanjali hall in Adyar. V. Viswanathan and his wife Sukanya, executive members of Shanmukhananda Sabha, represented the organisation and conducted the ceremony. Sukanya Viswanathan read the citation and Viswanathan presented mementos to the awardees.