Noted mridangam vidwan Tiruchi Sankaran was honoured with ‘TCM Lifetime Achievement’ award at a function organised by Trichy Carnatic Musicians here on Sunday. A citation presented on the occasion referred to his achievement. He has been rendering his service to the world of music for the past 65 years. He had been honoured with awards by Sangeet Natak Akademi and received ‘Sangita Kalanidhi’ title. K. Natarajan, Head of Programmes, All India Radio, Tiruchi station, presented the award which is instituted by the Trichy Carnatic Musicians - a forum of young musicians of the city. The annual honour is being presented to a senior vidwan since its inception five years ago.
R. Thayumanavan, veteran laya exponent, R. Aravamudachariar, Alathur S. Thiagarajan, president of Sri Sathguru Sangeetha Sabha, offered felicitations. They referred to his in-depth knowledge in handling ‘mridangam’. An audio-visual presentation on his achievements was screened. His maiden concert was performed in a vocal concert by Alathur Subbier (one of the Alathur Brothers) organised at Sri Nandrudaiyan Temple in the city. Mr. Sankaran said that he felt elated over receiving the award from the young artistes of his native place. He dedicated the award to the world of percussionists in general and his mentors Palani Subramania Pillai and Poovalur Venkataraman.
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