Balamurali Nada Mahotsav National Award for Dr T.K Murthy, Shri M. Chandrasekaran & Shri T.H. Vikku Vinayakram !
Bālamurali Nāda Mahotsav 2022 was reminiscent on the musical and life events of Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna. Chennai witnessed the stars of music coming together on the day marking 92nd Birth Anniversary of Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna. The event was organised by Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna Memorial Trust in association with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and SSVM Institutions. Mridangam exponent Dr T.K. Murthy, Violin Vidwan Shri M. Chandrasekaran & Ghatam Shri Vikku Vinayakram was awarded the Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna National Award for Artistic Excellence for the year 2020, 2021 & 2022 respectively with the title Murali Nāda Lahari and cash award of One Lakh Each. This edition of Balamurali Nāda Mahotsav presided by eminent musician Dr.T.V.Gopalakrishnan, Shri K.N. Ramaswamy, Director, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai honoured the event and shared their lifetime experiences with the genius Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna and felicitated the awardee.
The event began with the musical tribute – Balamurali Pancharatnam – a group vocal rendition lead by Dr.K.Krishnakumar & Smt.Binni Krishnakumar, the prime disciples of Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna. Family members of Dr Balamuralikrishna was present during the event by felicitating the awardees and the chief Guest. Dr T.V. Gopalakrishnan and Shri.K.N.Ramaswamy cherished and shared their memories with great musical legend Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna. The event concluded with the vote of thanks by Dr.K.Krishnakumar followed by the special Mangalam on Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna.15