Sangeetha Choodamani

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Sangeetha Choodamani (Tamil: சங்கீத சூடாமணி) is an award bestowed on selected carnatic musicians by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai (India) every year. The Sabha conducts a music festival called Gokulashtami Sangeetha Utsavam for 60 days during August - October.

On the inaugural day of the festival, a Carnatic Musician of merit and popularity is honoured with this award that carries a cash award, a gold medallion, a scroll and a shawl.[1]

Recipients of the Award[2][edit]

Year Recipient
1971 Lalgudi Jayaraman + N. Ramani
1974 T. M. Thiagarajan
1975 Vellore G. Ramabhadran
1976 Nedunuri Krishnamurthy
1977 Maharajapuram Santhanam
1978 Palghat R. Raghu
1979 Mani Krishnaswami
1980 D. K. Jayaraman
1981 M. Chandrasekaran
1982 Voleti Venkatesvarulu
1983 T. N. Seshagopalan
1984 Trichy Sankaran
1985 U. Srinivas + R. Vedavalli
1986 Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman
1987 Thanjavur K. P. Sivanandam
1988 T. K. Govinda Rao
1989 T. R. Subramaniam
1990 R. Chitti Babu
1991 Bombay Sisters
1992 Thanjavur S. Kalyanaraman
1993 T. K. Murthy
1994 Sikkil Sisters
1995 Chitravina N. Ravikiran
1996 T. V. Sankaranarayanan
1997 Sudha Ragunathan
1998 Lalgudi G. J. R. Krishnan
1999 D. Rukmini + M. P. N. Ponnusamy + M. P. N. Sethuraman
2000 Prof. R. Visweswaran
2001 Trichur V. Ramachandran
2002 P. S. Narayanaswamy
2003 O. S. Thiagarajan
2004 Suguna Purushothaman
2005 Bombay Jayashree
2006 Aruna Sairam
2007 Maharajapuram S Ramachandran
2008 Hyderabad Sisters Lalitha & Haripriya
2009 Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi
2010 S. Sowmya
2011 Srimushnam V. Raja Rao[3]
2012 A. Kanyakumari[4]
2013 T. V. Gopalakrishnan[5]
2014 Jayanthi Kumaresh[6]

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