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Suswaraa Trust honours artistes

Music scholar, Prof B S Vijayaraghavan, and eminent Bharatanatyam dancer, Prof C V Chandrasekar, were conferred the title of Sangitakala Jyothi by Suswaraa Trust in Chennai on January 2, 2012. Teacher and musician, Prof B Krishnamurthy, and musicologist, Dr Arimalam Padmanabhan, were presented the Gnana Saraswathipeeth Puraskar during the event.

Dancer Nandini Ramani said the award had been instituted by an organisation headed by a musician of repute, Dr T Lokanadhan Sarma. “Classical music and dance across India are the same. They have been regionalised,” noted Arimalam Padmanabhan, adding that the difference in music styles across South Asia was like having many dialects for the same language.

Presenting the awards, music composer and president of the Tamil Nadu Iyal Isai Nataka Mandram, Deva, said performers of a light music show required several instruments to maintain tempo, but classical singers could create wonders with only their tampura.

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