24 July, Chennai
Music Academy here Sunday announced itsannual awards after a meeting of its executive committee.
A statement here said eminent violinist Kumari A Kanyakumari waschosen unanimously for the Sangita Kalanidhi Award.
She is the first female violinist in the history of the academy to have been chosen for this prestigious award, to be conferred on her on January one, 2017.
The Sangita Kala Acharya Award (two awards) would be presentedto Rudrapatnam brothers, RN Thyagarajan and RN Tharanathan (Vocal duo), Prof K Venkataramanan (Vocalist and music teacher).
Danseuse and choreographer, Malavika Sarukkai was chosen for the Natya Kala Acharya Award for dance