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Vocalist Sanjay Subrahmanyam conferred 2015 Sangita Kalanidhi award

 Sanjay Subrahmanyam

 

 

Vocalist Sanjay Subrahmanyan one of the foremost south Indian classical vocalists  will receive the coveted ‘Sangita Kalanidhi’ award of The Music Academy this year. The prestigious award was bestowed upon him by renowned mathematician Manjul Bhargava at 89th annual conference of the Madras Music Academy in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Following the recognition, 47–year–old Sanjay Subrahmanyan will join the galaxy of great musicians such as Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar, Musiri Subramania Iyer, Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer, Semmangudi R. Srinivasa Iyer, G.N. Balasubramaniam, M.L. Vasanthakumari and M. Balamuralikrishna who were awarded the title before they turned 50. As an artiste who made a mark in his early performing years, Mr. Subrahmanyan is known for his high-energy and consistently crowd-pulling shows. His music stands out in its uncompromising classical content. His novel interpretations of several lesser-known ragas and his particular interest in engaging with Tamil compositions won him critical acclaim over the years.

About Sangita Kalanidhi award: It is a prestigious award bestowed annually upon an expert of Carnatic Music by the Madras Music Academy. The award’s name has been derived from Sanskrit which means treasure of Music and art in English. This honour is considered one of the highest awards in Carnatic music.