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Thanjavur Sankara Iyer honoured

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Maharajapuram Santhanam awards presented to musicians



RECOGNISING MERIT: Thanjavur Sankara Iyer (left), who received the Maharajapuram Santhanam Memorial Award, with musician B. Rajam Iyer, at a function in Chennai on Saturday. — Photo: R. Ragu

CHENNAI: Veteran carnatic vocalist Thanjavur Sankara Iyer was honoured along with three other musicians by the Maharajapuram Santhanam Foundation at a function here on Saturday.

While Sankara Iyer was given the Maharajapuram Santhanam Memorial Award of a cash prize of Rs. 10,000, a gold medal and a memento, the other awardees — Violinist Parur M.A. Krishswamy, "Gadam" artist Pudukottai N. Ramachandran and "Moresingh" vidwan Srirangam S. Kannan — were presented awards consisting of a cash prize of Rs. 2,000 each.

The awards were instituted by industrialist P. Obul Reddy on behalf of the Foundation.

Sangeetha Kalanidhi B. Rajam Iyer presented the awards.

Services recalled

Chitraveena N. Ravikiran recalled the services rendered by the late Maharajapuram Santhanam and his contributions for the welfare of musicians.

Legendary artistes

Sangeetha Kalanidhi Ramabadran described the award winners as legendary musicians.

Mr. Sankara Iyer replied on behalf of the award winners.

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