Award for Nithyashri Mahadevan

Brahma Gana Sabha on Friday conferred the Gaana Padmam award on vocalist Nithyashri Mahadevan in Chennai on Friday. Dramatist S Ve Shekher received the Gaana Padhmam award.

The award ceremony marked the beginning of Brahma Gana Sabha's arts festival this year, at the Smt Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium.

Speaking on the occasion, Nithyasri Mahadevan attributed the honour to the blessings of her paternal grandmother D K Pattammal, maternal grandfather Palghat Mani Iyer, and the effort and support of her family.

She has instituted an award in the name of D K Pattammal to be awarded by the Sabha. This year, musician T N Seshagopalan will receive the honour.

K Jayarama Krishnan, vice-president, Tata Consultancy Services,A Natarajan, former director of Doordarshan Kendra, Chennai, president of the Sabha Nalli Kuppusami Chetti and others spoke.

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