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Honoured by the State for contribution to arts

Over 100 artistes from various fields have been conferred Kalaimamani. The awards will be given away on February 25.



Suguna Purushottaman

The following have been conferred Kalaimamani by the Government of Tamil Nadu for 2004 and 2005:



Srinivas

Literature: Thenkachi Ko. Swaminathan, S. Sivagamasundari, N. Murugan (Seyon), K. R. Nagarajan and K. Gnanasambandan.



Geetha Raja

Music: K. R. Subbulakshmi, Geetha Raja, Aruna Sairam, S.R. Krishnamurthy, K.R. Kedharnathan, Charumathi Ramachandran and O. S. Arun (vocal).



Lalgudi G. J. R. Krishnan

Parur M. A. Krishnaswamy, Usha Rajagopal, Dwaram Mangathayar and Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan (violin), N. Vijayalakshmi, P. Vasanthakumar and Jayanthi Kumaresh (veena).



Kartik Rajagopal

J. Vaidyanathan, Thinnium Y. Krishnan, Pallathur Lakshmanan, Dharasuram Ganapathy and Madhirimangalam S. Swaminathan (mridangam), T. H. Subash Chandran (ghatam), A. S. Krishnan (morsing).



'Crazy' Mohan

R. Visweswaran (santoor), Ammapettai Krishnamurthy (harmonium), T.R. Pichandi, Palani P. Deivakuncharam, Semponar Kovil K. Kalyanasundaram, Needamangalam A.V. Shanmugavadivel and Devikapuram T. G. Rathinam (nagaswaram).



Aruna Sairam

V. C. Srinivasan, Kovilur K. G. Kalyanasundaram, C. Annamalai, Kongampattu A.V. Murugaiyan and Mannargudi R. Govindaswamy (tavil).



Rukmani Ramani

A. Durgaprasad (gottuvadyam), M. Jayakumar (saxophone), Dharmapuram S. Gnanaprakasam and Tiruthani N. Swaminathan, (Thevaram singer), Madurai V. Swaminathan (Tamizh Isai), S. Kandaswamy Pillai and Dr. Sudha Seshaiyan (religious discourse), V.G. Santhosam (devotional music). L. Krishnan and T. K. Kala (light music) Nellai A. Subramanian (lightmusic composer).

Jayanthi Janakiraman (Harikatha). S.P. Ramh, Papanasam Rukmani Ramani and Suguna Purushothaman (guru).



Durga Prasad

Bharatanatyam: Saradha Hoffman, Ambika Kameshwar, Jayanthi Subramanyam, Shobana Ramesh, Rhadha, Leela Samson, Adyar K. Gopinath, G. P. Kamala (Bharatanatyam singer), J. Padmanaban (mridangam), C. Sasidharan (flute).

Gopika Varma (Mohiniyattom), Snehalatha Kandan.

Madhavapetthi Murthy (Kuchipudi).



Rhadha

Drama: Crazy R. Mohan, M.G.R. Kamalasekar, Rajamani (Pasavalai), P. S. Panchapakesan, P. R. Durai, T. Krishnan (Kavithalaya), M. Nataraj, Bombay Gnanam, Shanthi Ganesh and Srikavi.



Leela Samson

Cinema: Vikram, Sneha, R.N. Jayagopal, C. R. Saraswathy, Kamala Kamesh, V.M.T. Charlie, Suriya, Jothika, Ravikumar, Sathiyapriya, Vadivelu, Manobala, P. Vasu, G. Srinivas, B. Vasantha, K.R. Anuradha,



Gopika Varma

M. Ramachandran (M.R.), Hariharan, Anuradha Sriram, M. Peethambaram and Vamanan.

Music and Dance: N.S. Alibaba, S.M. Isaiarasan, Vaiyur V.S. Gopal, T.V.A. Vijayakumari, R.M. Ramaiah, S. Sathyamurthy, S.T. Idhyavendan, T.N. Varalakshmi, N. S. Lakshmi Devi and T.K. Vaiyapuri.

Folk Arts: R.K. Vichitra and P. Tamilselvi (karagam), E. Vinayagam and Peroor Natarajan (kavadi), Aathur P.S. Gomathi (villupattu), N. Durairaj Rao (leather puppetry), P. Rajagopal (kattaikoothu), Kovai Velliangiri Samy (naiyandimelam) and K. Madurai Muthu (puravi).

Other Arts: S. Ramanan (Jayashree Pictures), R. Krishnaswamy, secretary, Narada Gana Sabha, Karthik R. Rajagopal and Lion Natarajan (For propagation of art), Surya Krishnamurthy (stage dιcor), Udyarpalayam R. Srinivasan (vikatam), Makkalkural Ramji (journalism). Nadopasana wins the Best Trophy Award for Arts (2005), Perambur Sangita Sabha wins the shield for Best Art Institution and Kalamandir wins the rolling trophy for Best Drama Troupe.

Rani Somanathan, T. N. Somasundara Odhuvar, Saradha, I.S. Murugesan, S.V. Shanmugam and P.S. Seethalakshmi will receive a purse of Rs.15,000.

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