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Kalaimamani awards announced

By Our Special Correspondent

CHENNAI, OCT. 8. The State Government today announced `Kalaimamani' award for the following artistes in varied fields. The award winners will get a gold medal of three soverigns each.

The winners are: Literature: Salaman Papiah, Kavignar Arimathi Thennagan, and Prof. C. Govindarajan.

Music: Madurai G.S. Mani, Ms. Janaki Subramaniam, Ms. Lakshmi Rengarajan, Dr. M. Dharmada, K.V. Prasad, E.M. Subramaniam, Ms. Vasantha Krishnamurthi, Ms. Booshani Kalayanaraman, Valangaiman S.A. Sounderarajan, Rameswaram T.R. Krishnamurthi, P.V. Chinnasami, Nagai Mugundan, Nagoore Saleem, Ms. Gowri Rajagopal, Nellai Arulmani, Ms. U.R. Chandra, and Ms. Usha Parameswaran.

Propagation of Arts: Rama Vellaiappan and Nalli Kuppusami Chetty.

Bharatanatyam: Ms. Jayalakshmi Arunachalam, Ms. Sheilaja Ramji, Ms. Revathi Muthusami, Ms. Charulatha Jayaraman, Kuttalam M. Selvam, and Ms. Girija Ramasami.

Drama: Durairaj, M.S. Mohammed Masthan, Ms. Leela, `Loose' Mohan, K.N. Kaalai, K. Boopalan, Sujatha, V.S. Alagesan, and Ms. Karur K.R. Ambika.

Film: T. Rajender, Ajitkumar, Ms. Devayani, and Anandaraj.

Folk arts: Ms. B. Seethalakshmi, Ms. Madurai N. Parvathi, A. Natraj (Kovai), Karungkalathur A.S. Dhanislass, Singampunari Thangarajan, K. Pitchaikani, Tuticorin, M. Anbarasan, S.P. Anthonisami, S. Swayamburajan, and Kovilpatti P.Muthusami.

Fine arts: Senthilkumar and Aavudaiappan and Sculptor Ganapathi Stapathi.

Recipients of Porkizhi: Chithaaimoore P.S. Ponniah Pillai (Nagaswaram), Kanji Rengamani (Drama Producer), D.K. Mariappan and Dindigul B. Marudappa (Drama Artistes).

Best drama troupe: Kala Nilayam, Chennai.

Best Cultural organisation: Kalai Kaveri, Tiruchi, and Hamsadhwani, Chennai.

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