Sri Rama Bhaktha Jana Samaj honours musician Thyagarajan

Narada Gana Sabha vice-president Narayana Viswanath presenting Sangeetha Maamani award to vocalist O S Thyagarajan during the inauguration of 22nd annual music festival of Sri Rama Bhaktha Jana Samaj that got under way at Avichi School, Virugambakkam. Samaj vice-president V Vaidyanathan is present. Photo: B Anand

The 22nd annual music festival of K K Nagar-based Sri Rama Bhaktha Jana Samaj was conducted at Avichi School, Virugambakkam, from 16 to 25 December.

Narada Gana Sabha vice-president Narayana Viswanath inaugurated the festival and presented Sangeetha Maamani award to vocalist O S Thyagarajan.

Speaking on the occasion, Viswanath recalled the services of Thyagarajan to the Carnatic music and his stint at Annamalai University.

The award comprised a citation, silver medal and cash prize of Rs 5,000, said samaj vice-president V Vaidyanathan. The inauguration was followed by a concert by Thyagarajan.

The samaj is located at F-5, II Floor, Sai Krishna Apartment, 68, Ramasamy Salai, K K Nagar. For details, contact Vaidyanathan at 94441 88277.

NT Bureau