A PROUD PRIVILEGE
It was a proud privilege for us to receive the award “Nada Kala Vipanchee” from the hitherto unparalleled giant of a musician Dr.M.Balamuralikrishnaji, and a double honour to have played a concert in front of him. Shri TN Seshan, the ex-Chief Election Commissioner of India was also present as guest of honour on the occasion. The event was organized by the Vipanchee Trust, whose founder is Dr. Balamuralikrishna and director is Dr. Saraswathi. Dr. Sudharani Raghupathy was awarded the Acharya Kala Vipanchee. Senior vidwan Shri Anayampatti Ganesan (Gana Kala Vipanchee) and Sri Injikudi Subramanyam (Vadya Kala Vipanchee) were amongst the other awardees for this year. A felicitation function was held by Sri Nalli Kuppuswamy to honour all musicians who had received titles from various sabhas this year.
Featured in this blog post below is an excerpt from an interview of Dr. BMK by the news channel NDTV, expressing his views on “tradition”.