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Dakshinamurthy award for Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna
Doyen of Carnatic music, Dr M Balamuralikrishna, has been chosen for the Dakshinamurthy Naadapuraskaaram (Dakshinamurthy award), to be presented in memory of famed musician Dakshinamurthy Swamigal. Last year, the award was presented to playback singer S Janaki.
The Dakshinamurthy Sangeeta Trust and Peringottukara Devasthanam, Kerala, recently announced the award. Balamuralikrishna has been selected for the award for his contribution to the field of music and fine arts. The award, carrying a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, citation, shield and shawl, will be presented at a function organised by the Dakshinamurthy Sangeeta Trust and Peringottukara Devasthanam at the Peringottukara Sri Vishnumaayai Bhuvaneswari Amman Temple in Trissur district, Kerala.
Dakshinamurthy memorial music festival would be held there from 23 January to 31 January, and it will include a Carnatic music concert.