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Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna (6 July 1930 – 22 November 2016) was an Indian Carnatic vocalist, arguably Greatest of all times Carnatic musician, multi-instrumentalist, playback singer, composer, and character actor.[1][2] He was awarded the Madras Music Academy's Sangeetha Kalanidhi
Sangeetha Kalanidhi
in 1978. He has garnered two National Film Awards (1976, 1987), the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award
Sangeet Natak Akademi Award
in 1975, the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian honor in 1991, for his contribution towards arts, the Mahatma Gandhi Silver Medal from UNESCO in 1995, the Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
by the French Government in 2005, the Sangeetha Kalanidhi
Sangeetha Kalanidhi
by Madras Music Academy, and the Sangeetha Kalasikhamani in 1991, by the Fine Arts Society, Chennai
to name a few.[3] Balamuralikrishna started his career at the age of six. Up to the present time, he has given over 25,000 concerts worldwide.[4] He accompanied Pandit
Bhimsen Joshi, and gave jugalbandi concerts with Pandit
Hariprasad Chaurasia
Hariprasad Chaurasia
, Pandit
Ajoy Chakrabarty and Kishori Amonkar, among others. He is also known for popularizing the compositions of Sri Bhadrachala Ramadasu and Sri Annamacharya. Balamuralikrishna's concerts combine sophisticated vocal skills and rhythmic patterns of classical music with the popular demand for entertainment value. Balamuralikrishna has been invited to give concerts in many countries, including the US, Canada, UK, Italy, France, Russia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Middle East and many more. Apart from his native tongue, Telugu, his works also include ones in other languages like Kannada, Sanskrit, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, and Punjabi.[5] He appeared as featured soloist with an award-winning British choir, performing the " Gitanjali
Suite" with words from Rabindranath Tagore's Nobel Prize-winning poetry and music by "Dr. Joel", the noted UK-based Goan composer. His clear diction in several languages prompted an invitation to record Tagore's entire Rabindra Sangeet
Rabindra Sangeet
compositions in Bengali, preserving them for posterity. He has sung in French, and even ventured into jazz fusion, collaborating with the top Carnatic percussion teacher, Sri T.H. Subash Chandran, in a concert for Malaysian royalty. In February 2010, he did a three-day concert in Visakhapatnam.[2]


1 Early life 2 Experimentation 3 Compositions 4 Cinema 5 Death 6 Awards and honours

6.1 Civilian honours 6.2 National Film Awards (India)

6.2.1 Kerala State Film Award 6.2.2 Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
State Film Award

6.3 Other honours

7 Ragas Created 8 Talas Created 9 Selected compositions 10 Film compositions 11 References 12 Further reading 13 External links

Early life[edit]

M. Balamuralikrishna
M. Balamuralikrishna
during Rajarani Music Festival at Bhubaneswar
on 19 January 2013

Balamuralikrishna was born in Sankaraguptam, East Godavari District, Madras Presidency
Madras Presidency
(now a part of Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
state).[6] His father was a well known musician and his mother was a veena player. Balamuralikrishna's mother died when he was an infant and he was raised by his father. Observing his interest in music, his father put him under the tutelage of Parupalli Ramakrishnayya Pantulu, a direct descendant of the shishya parampara of Tyagaraja.[7] Under his guidance, the young Balamuralikrishna learned Carnatic music. At the age of eight, he gave his first full-fledged concert at a Thyagaraja Aradhana in Vijayawada. Musunuri Suryanarayana Murty Bhagavatar, a Harikatha
performer, saw the musical talent in him and gave the prefix "Bala" (lit. child) to the young Balamuralikrishna.[8] Balamuralikrishna thus began his musical career at a very young age. By the age of fifteen he had mastered all the 72 melakartha ragas and had composed krithis in the same. The Janaka Raga
Manjari was published in 1952 and recorded as Raagaanga Ravali in a nine-volume series by the Sangeeta Recording Company.[9] Not merely content with his fame as a Carnatic vocalist, very soon started playing the kanjira, mridangam, viola and violin. He also accompanied various musicians in violin and is also noted to give solo viola concerts.[citation needed] Experimentation[edit]

Balamuralikrishna performs in 2005

Characteristic of Balamuralikrishna's musical journey has been his non-conformism, spirit of experimentation and boundless creativity. Balamuralikrishna has experimented with Carnatic music
Carnatic music
system by keeping its rich tradition untouched. The ragas like Ganapathi, Sarvashri, Mahati, Lavangi etc. are credited to him. The ragas which he invented represent his quest for new frontiers. Ragas like Lavangi are set to three or four notes in ascending and descending scale.[9] Ragaas created by him, like Mahathi, Lavangi, Sidhdhi, Sumukham have only four notes; while Ragaas created by him, like Sarva Sri, Omkaari, Ganapathy have only three notes.[10] He also innovated the tala system. He has incorporated "gati bhEdam" (గతి భేదం) in the "sashabda kriya" (సశబ్ద క్రియ) (actions in Talas, which can produce sound/shabda (శబ్ద) are called sashabda kriya - సశబ్ద క్రియ) part of the existing Tala chain, thus throwing open a new chain of Tala system. Saint Arunagirinaadhar used to inject such systems in his famous Thirupugazh, but only as Sandham, while Balamuralikrishna is known to be the pioneer in bringing such Sandhams into a logical rhythm, with Angam and definition. Thri Mukhi, Panchamukhi, Saptha Mukhi and Nava Mukhi are the basic classifications, he has named for his New Tala System.[11] He gave his authorisation to S. Ram Bharati to found "Academy of Performing Arts and Research" in Switzerland and is also working on music therapy. He established the 'MBK Trust' with the objective of developing art and culture and for carrying out extensive research into music therapy. A dance and music school, 'Vipanchee' is a part of this Trust.[12][10] Compositions[edit] Balamuralikrishna has over 400 compositions to his credit and is one of the very few people to have composed in all the 72 Melakarta Ragas and has created several ragas, with 4 notes and 3 notes and also has invented a new Tala system. His compositions encompass every facet in Carnatic Music
Carnatic Music
that includes Varnas, Krithis, Thillanas, Bhavageethas. [13] Cinema[edit]

Balamuralikrishna during a concert in Kuwait on 29 March 2006, accompanied by Mavelikkara Sathees Chandran (violin), Perunna G. Harikumar (mridangom), Manjoor Unnikrishnan (ghatam)

Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna and Ravi Joshi, during a concert in San Francisco, California, April 2014

Balamuralikrishna has sung in several films in Telugu, Sanskrit, Kannada
and Tamil.[14] He made his acting debut with the Telugu film Bhakta Prahlada (1967) as Narada, and has acted in few films in Telugu and Tamil.[11][15] Death[edit] Balamuralikrishna died at his residence in Chennai
on 22 November 2016; he was 86.[16] His end came in deep sleep at around five in the evening, due to a cardiac arrest. He was cremated with full state honours at Besant Nagar Crematorium in Chennai
the very next day. Thousands attended his funeral. He is survived by his three daughters, and three sons who are all Doctors.[17] His wife Annapurna also outlived him for three months, and died on 16 February 2017. Awards and honours[edit] Civilian honours[edit]

Padma Shri
Padma Shri
(1971)[18] Padma Bhushan

Padma Vibhushan
Padma Vibhushan
(1991)[18] Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
from the Government of France (2005)[3]

National Film Awards (India)[edit]

Best Male Playback Singer for the Kannada
musical movie Hamsageethe (1975)[19] Best Music Direction for the Kannada
film Madhvacharya

Kerala State Film Award[edit]

Best singer for Swathi Thirunal (1987)[21] Best Classical Music Singer for Gramam (2010)[22]

Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
State Film Award[edit]

Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
State Film Award for Best Male Playback singer for Pasanga (2009)[23]

Other honours[edit]

Sangeet Natak Akademi Award
Sangeet Natak Akademi Award
(1975)[24] Sangeetha Kalanidhi
Sangeetha Kalanidhi
by Madras Music Academy
Madras Music Academy
(1978)[25] Doctor of Letters
Doctor of Letters
from Shri Venkateshwara University (1981)[26] Honorary PhD
Honorary PhD
from Andhra University Doctor of Science from Andhra University Doctor of Letters
Doctor of Letters
from Andhra University Sangeetha Kalasikhamani by The Fine Arts Society, Chennai
(1991)[27] Mahatma Gandhi Silver Medal from UNESCO
(1995)[26] Natya Kalasikhamani The Fine Arts Society, Chennai
(2001)[27] Sangeetha Kalasarathy (2002)[28] "Sangeetha Virinchi" title conferred by Sangeetha Bharathi music School, Auckland, New Zealand (2009)[29] Lifetime Achievement Award by the Global Indian Music Academy Awards (2011)[30] First Citizen Award from Vijayawada
City "Wisdom Man of the Year" (1992) "Naada Maharishi" by the Nrityalaya Aesthetics Society (1996)

A documentary film, The Melody Man, was made on his life by the Government of India
Films Division. The film was directed by National award winner Director Gul Bahar Singh. Ragas Created[edit]

Ragam Scale Remarks



Lavangi Arohanam: S R1 M1 D1 S Avarohanam: S D1 M1 R1 S

Sarvasri (Trisakthi)

Renamed to Trisakthi




Mohana Gandhi

Created in honor of Mahatma Gandhi









Pushkara Godavari

On the occasion of Godavari Pushakaras

Jaya Jaya Lalithe

In honor of Tamilnadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha

Talas Created[edit]

Talam Structure Remarks





Selected compositions[edit]

Composition Ragam Type Remarks

Omkaara Pranava Shanmukhapriya Pada Varnam

Amma Anandha dayini Gambhiranata Pada Varnam

Ye Naadhamu Naata Varnam

Chalamu Chaesina Ramapriya Varnam

Aapaala Gopaalamu Amritavarshini Varnam

Ninu Nera Nammithi Kharaharapriya Varnam

Sri Sakala Ganadhipa Palayamam Aarabhi Kriti Three Pallavis on Ganapathy, Maaruthi and Krishna

Mahadevasutham Aarabhi Kriti on Ganapathy

Gam Gam Ganapathim Ganapathi Kriti on Ganapathi-Tri Tonal Raga: Sa Ga Pa

Ganaadhipam Nattai Kriti on Ganapathi

Pirai Aniyum Perumaan Hamsadhvani Kriti on Ganapathi

Uma Sutham Namaami Sarvasri Kriti on Ganapathi-Tri Tonal Raga: Sa Ma Pa

Mahaneeya Namasulivae Sumukham Kriti on Ganapathi-Tetra Tonal Raga: Sa Ri Ma Ni

Omkara karini Lavangi Kriti Tetra Tonal Raga: Sa Ri Ma Dha

Sidhdhi Naayakena Amritavarshini Kriti on Ganapathi

Sidhdhim Dhehi Mae Sidhdhi Kriti on Ganapathi-Tri Tonal Raga: Sa Ri Dha

Heera Ganapathiki Surati Kriti On Ganapathi

Mahaneeya Madhura Moorthae Mahathi Kriti Guru Vandhanam-Tetra Tonal Raga: Sa Ga PA Ni

Guruni Smarimpumo Hamsavinodhini Kriti Guru Vandhanam

Varuha Varuha Panthuvaraali Kriti on Muruha

Thunai Neeyae Charukesi Kriti on Muruha

Nee Dhaya Raadha Poorvikalyani Kriti on Ambika

Gathi Neeve Kalyani Kriti on Ambika

Siva Ganga Nagasvaravali Kriti on Ambika

Maa Maanini Thodi Kriti on Ambika-Swara Saahithyam

Amma Ninukori Kamas Kriti on Ambika

Gaana Maalinchi Kalyanavasantam Kriti on Ambika

Sadhaa Thava Paadha Shanmukhapriya Kriti on Siva

Bruhadheeswara Kaanada Kriti on Tanjore Bruhadheeswara

Thripura Tharpa

Mangalam on Siva

Kamala Dhalaayatha Bahudari Kriti on Nethra Soundharya

Thillana Brundhaavani Thillana

Thillana Chakravaaham Thillana

Thillana Dhwijaawanthi Thillana Tamil Charanam

Thillana Kunthalvaraali Thillana Tamil and Telugu Charanam

Thillana Kathanakuthoohalam Thillana

Thillana Garudadhvani Thillana Paanini Sutra Reference,

Thillana Behag Thillana On Sri Thyagaraja

Thillana Ragamalika Thillana Amruthavarshini, Mohanam, Kannada
and Hindolam

Thillana Ragamalika Thillana Taaya Ragamaalika, Based on Sruthi Bhedam

Thillana Ragamalika Thillana Pancha "Priya" Raagas, with Gathi Bhedam

Maamava Gaana Lola Rohini Kriti Ragam
using two Madhyamas

Gaana Lola Ragamalika Kriti On Thirupathi Venkateswara

Sangeethamae Kalyani Kriti About Music

Nee Saati Neevae Chandrika Kriti on Ranga,

Sankarabharana Sayanuda Sankarabharanam Kriti on Ranga

Vegamae Abhogi Kriti on Ranga

Hanuma Sarasangi Kriti on Hanuman

Vandhe Maatharam Ranjani Kriti on Bharatham

Gaana Sudha Rasa Naattai Kriti on Sri Thyagaraja

Sama Gana Amritavarshini Kriti on Sri Thyagaraja

Maragatha Simhasana Simhendra Madhyamam Kriti on Yadhagiri Narasimha

Simha Rupa Dheva Kambhoji Kriti on Narasimha

Raja Raja Sankarabharanam Kriti on Sri Raghavendhra

Chintayami satatam Sri Muttuswami Dikshitam Sucharitra Kriti on Muttuswami Dikshitar

Ambamamava Ragamalika Kriti Ranjani-Niranjani – Janaranjani

Bangaaru Murali Sringaara Ravali Neelambari Kriti Udupi Sree Krishna

Bhaavame Mahaa Bhaagyamura Kapi Kriti Sri Thyagaraja to Balamuralikrishna-Guru Parampara

Paahi Sameera Kumaara Mandari Kriti description of Panchamukha Hanuman

Vasama Dharmavathi Kriti prayer on Lalita Devi

Film compositions[edit] Balamuralikrishna acted in few films and gave his voice to some selected songs in Indian cinema.

Year Film Language Credits

1957 Sati Savitri Telugu Song: Oho Ho Vilasala

1959 Jayabheri Telugu Suklaam Brahma Vichaara Saara Paramaam (Sloka)

1963 Karna Telugu Song: Neevu Nenu Valachitimi Nandaname Eduruga Nilichitimi

1963 Nartanasala Telugu Song: Salalitha Raga
Sudharasa Saaram

1965 Dorikite Dongalu Telugu Song: Tirupativasa Srivenkatesa

1965 Kalai Kovil Tamil Song: Thanga Radham Vandhadhu

1965 Uyyala Jampala Telugu Etiloni keratalu

1965 Thiruvilayadal Tamil Song: Oru Naal Pothuma

1966 Palnati Yudham Telugu Singer: Seelamu Galavari Chinavada

1966 Srikakula Andhra Mahavishnu Katha Telugu Singer: Vasanta Gaaliki Valapulu rega

1966 Sadhu Mirandal Tamil Singer: Arulvaaye Nee Arulvaaye

1967 Bhakta Prahlada Telugu Acted as Narada Song: Aadi Anaadiyu Neeve Deva Narada
Sannuta Narayana, Siri Siri Laali Chinnari Laali, Varamosage Vanamali Naa Vanchitammu Neraverunuga

1968 Kodungallooramma Malayalam Songs: Kodungallooramme Kaverippoompattanathil

1970 Kanmalar Tamil Song: Odhuvaar Un Peyar

Song: Ambalathu Nadaraja

1973 Andala Ramudu Telugu Song: Paluke Banagamayera Andala Rama

1974 Sree Rama Anjaneya Yuddham Telugu Song: Meluko Srirama Meluko Raghurama Karunalola Narayana Sritajanapala Deenavana

1975 Hamsageethe Kannada Music director and Singer

1975 Muthyala Muggu Telugu Song: Srirama Jayarama Seetarama

1977 Kurukshetram Telugu Song: Kuppinchi Egasina Kundalambula Kanthi (Padyam)

1977 Kavikkuyil Tamil Song: Chinna Kannan Azhaikkiraan

1977 Navarathinam Tamil Song: Kuruvikkara Machane

1979 Guppedu Manasu Telugu Song: Mauname Nee Bhasha O Mooga Manasa

1979 Nool Veli Tamil Song: Mounathil Vilayadum

1982 Ente Mohangal Poovaninju Malayalam Song:

1983 Adi Shankaracharya Sanskrit Music director

1983 Meghasandesam Telugu Song: Paadana Vani Kalyaniga

1983 Miruthanga Chakravarthi Tamil Song: Idhu ketka thigatttatha Gaanam

1986 Madhvacharya Kannada Music director and Singer

1987 Swathi Thirunal Malayalam Song: Moksha Mukalada Winner, Kerala State Film Award for Best Singer

1990 Muthina Haara Kannada Song: Devaru Hoseda Premada Daara

1991 Bharatham Malayalam Song: "Raajamathangi" ("Dhwani prasadham")

1993 Bhagvad Gita Sanskrit Music director

1994 Indhu/Pattasu Tamil Song: Nagumo

1997 Priyamaina Srivaaru Telugu Song: Jatakalu Kalisevela Jeevitalu Mugisaayi

2009 Pasanga Tamil Song: Anbaley Azhgagum Veedu

2015 "Prabha" Tamil Song: "Poove Pesum Poove " (Music Director - S. J. Jananiy)


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Further reading[edit]

"There's no one way to teach". The Hindu. 28 February 2006.  Swaminathan, Chitra (4 January 2008). "He defines 'style' as tradition". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 12 May 2008.  Khurana, Suanshu (2 September 2013). "God's Own Voice". The Financial Express. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. 

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Sangeet Natak Akademi
Sangeet Natak Akademi


Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar (1954) Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer (1954) Prithviraj Kapoor
Prithviraj Kapoor
(1954) Anjanibai Malpekar
Anjanibai Malpekar


Gopeshwar Banerjee (1962) D. Annaswami Bhagavathar (1962) Uday Shankar
Uday Shankar
(1962) Papanasam Sivan (1962) Swami Prajnanananda (1963) Shrikrishna Narayan Ratanjankar (1963) Pichu Sambamoorthi (1963) Mama Warerkar (1963) T. L. Venkatarama Aiyar (1964) C. Saraswathi Bai (1964) Birendra Kishore Roy Choudhury (1964) B. R. Deodhar (1964) V. Raghavan (1964) P. V. Rajamannar (1964) Vinayak Narayan Patwardhan (1965) Ganesh Hari Ranade (1965) Dilipkumar Roy (1965) Jaideva Singh (1965) D. G. Vyas (1965) Ashutosh Bhattacharya (1966) E. Krishna Iyer (1966) Sombhu Mitra
Sombhu Mitra
(1966) Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar
Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar
(1966) Ebrahim Alkazi
Ebrahim Alkazi
(1967) Rukmini Devi Arundale
Rukmini Devi Arundale
(1967) Musiri Subramania Iyer
Musiri Subramania Iyer
(1967) Bade Ghulam Ali Khan
Bade Ghulam Ali Khan
(1967) P. K. Kunju Kurup (1967) Shambhu Maharaj (1967) V. Satyanarayana Sarma
V. Satyanarayana Sarma
(1967) Adya Rangacharya 'Shriranga' (1967) Kali Charan Patnaik (1968) K. C. D. Brahaspati (1970) Kapila Vatsyayan
Kapila Vatsyayan
(1970) Dilip Chandra Vedi (1970) Tarapada Chakraborty
Tarapada Chakraborty
(1972) Krishnarao Phulambrikar (1972) Rallapalli Ananta Krishna Sharma
Rallapalli Ananta Krishna Sharma
(1972) K. Shivaram Karanth
K. Shivaram Karanth
(1973) Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay
(1974) Jnan Prakash Ghosh (1974) M. S. Subbulakshmi
M. S. Subbulakshmi
(1974) T. Balasaraswati
(1975) Zubin Mehta
Zubin Mehta
(1975) Rasiklal Chhotalal Parikh (1975) Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar
(1975) Embar S. Vijayaraghavachariar (1975) Santidev Ghosh
Santidev Ghosh
(1976) Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer
Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer
(1976) Hirjibhai Rustomji Doctor (1977) Tinuvengadu Subramania Pillai (1978) B. Puttaswamayya (1978) P. L. Deshpande
P. L. Deshpande
(1979) D. T. Joshi (1979) Sumati Mutatkar (1979) T. P. Kuppiah Pillai (1979) V. K. Narayana Menon (1980)


Mani Madhava Chakyar
Mani Madhava Chakyar
(1982) Mallikarjun Mansur
Mallikarjun Mansur
(1982) M. Kirupanandawari (1984) Chandravadan Mehta (1984) Siyaram Tiwari (1984) V. V. Swarna Venkatesa Deekshithar (1986) Komal Kothari (1986) S. Ramanathan (1986) Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray
(1986) Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar
(1989) Utpal Dutt
Utpal Dutt
(1990) Ram Gopal (1990) Alain Daniélou
Alain Daniélou
(1991) Kelucharan Mohapatra
Kelucharan Mohapatra
(1991) T. S. Parthasarathy (1991) Ali Akbar Khan
Ali Akbar Khan
(1992) D. K. Pattammal
D. K. Pattammal
(1992) Prem Lata Sharma (1992) Girish Karnad
Girish Karnad
(1993) Mrinalini Sarabhai (1993) Bismillah Khan
Bismillah Khan
(1994) Yehudi Menuhin
Yehudi Menuhin
(1994) Maheswar Neog (1994) Vilayat Khan
Vilayat Khan
(1995) Ammannur Madhava Chakyar
Ammannur Madhava Chakyar
(1996) Gangubai Hangal
Gangubai Hangal
(1996) Habib Tanvir
Habib Tanvir
(1996) Badal Sarkar
Badal Sarkar
(1997) Bhimsen Joshi
Bhimsen Joshi
(1998) Birju Maharaj
Birju Maharaj
(1998) K. P. Kittappa Pillai (1998) Vijay Tendulkar
Vijay Tendulkar


M. Balamuralikrishna
M. Balamuralikrishna
(2001) B. V. Karanth
B. V. Karanth
(2001) Vempati Chinna Satyam
Vempati Chinna Satyam
(2001) Shanno Khurana (2002) Kavalam Narayana Panicker
Kavalam Narayana Panicker
(2002) Chandralekha (2004) Annapurna Devi
Annapurna Devi
(2004) Bindhyabasini Devi (2004) Ramankutty Nair
Ramankutty Nair
(2004) Zohra Sehgal
Zohra Sehgal
(2004) Tapas Sen (2004) Rohini Bhate (2006) T. N. Krishnan
T. N. Krishnan
(2006) Kishan Maharaj (2006) Gursharan Singh (2006) N. Khelchandra Singh (2006) Sushil Kumar Saxena (2007) Khaled Choudhury (2008) Sitara Devi (2008) Bhupen Hazarika
Bhupen Hazarika
(2008) R. C. Mehta (2008) Kishori Amonkar
Kishori Amonkar
(2009) Jasraj
(2009) Lalgudi Jayaraman
Lalgudi Jayaraman
(2009) Yamini Krishnamurthy
Yamini Krishnamurthy
(2009) Shriram Lagoo (2009) Kamlesh Dutt Tripathi (2009) Girija Devi
Girija Devi
(2010) T. K. Murthy (2010) Nataraja Ramakrishna (2010) M. Chandrasekaran
M. Chandrasekaran
(2011) Hariprasad Chaurasia
Hariprasad Chaurasia
(2011) Kalamandalam Gopi
Kalamandalam Gopi
(2011) Chandrashekhara Kambara
Chandrashekhara Kambara
(2011) Heisnam Kanhailal (2011) Mukund Lath (2011) Shivkumar Sharma
Shivkumar Sharma
(2011) Rajkumar Singhajit Singh
Rajkumar Singhajit Singh
(2011) Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman
Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman
(2011) Padma Subrahmanyam
Padma Subrahmanyam
(2011) N. Rajam (2012) Ratan Thiyam
Ratan Thiyam
(2012) T. H. Vinayakram
T. H. Vinayakram
(2012) Mahesh Elkunchwar (2013) Kanak Rele
Kanak Rele
(2013) R. Sathyanarayana (2013) Tulsidas Borkar
Tulsidas Borkar
(2014) S. R. Janakiraman (2014) Vijay Kumar Kichlu (2014) M. S. Sathyu
M. S. Sathyu
(2014) C. V. Chandrasekhar (2015)

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