Sangita Kalanidhi

Considered the highest accolade in the field of Carnatic music, it came into existence in 1942. Prior to that, a senior musician/expert was invited to preside over the Music Academy’s annual conference. In 1942, it was decided that the musician so invited would be conferred the title of Sangita Kalanidhi, the award comprising a gold medal and a birudu patra (citation). Since 2005, the Sangita Kalanidhi also receives the MS Subbulakshmi Award instituted by The Hindu. This cash award has seen its value enhanced by generous contributions by P Vijaykumar Reddy, son of past Vice-President P Obul Reddy.

Sangita Kalanidhi

  • 2016

    • Vidushi Kum. A. Kanyakumari

  • 2015

    • Vidvan Sanjay Subrahmanyan

  • 2014

    • Vidvan T.V. Gopalakrishnan

  • 2013

    • Vidushi Sudha Ragunathan

  • 2012

    • Vidvan Trichur V. Ramachandran

  • 2011

    • Vidvan Prof. Trichy Sankaran

  • 2010

    • Vidushi`s Smt. C.Lalitha & Smt. C.Saroja (Bombay Sisters)

  • 2009

    • Vidvan Valayapatti AR Subramaniam

  • 2008

    • Vidvan A.K.C. Natarajan

  • 2007

    • Vidvan Palaghat R. Raghu

  • 2006

    • Vidvan Madurai T.N. Seshagopalan

  • 2005

    • Vidvan M. Chandrasekaran

  • 2004

    • Vidvan Vellore G. Ramabadran

  • 2003

    • Vidvan T.V Sankaranarayanan

  • 2002

    • Vidushis Sikkil Smt. Kunjumani & Neela (Sikkil Sisters)

  • 2001

    • Vidvan Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman

  • 2000

    • Vidushi R. Vedavalli

  • 1999

    • Vidvan T.K. Govinda Rao

  • 1998

    • Nagasvara Dr. Sheik Chinna Moula

  • 1997

    • Vidvan M.S. Gopalakrishnan

  • 1996

    • Vidvan Dr. N. Ramani

  • 1995

    • Vidvan R.K. Srikantan

  • 1994

    • Vidvan T.K. Murthy

  • 1993

    • Vidushi Mani Krishnaswami

  • 1992

    • Vidvan Thanjai K.P. Sivanandam

  • 1991

    • Vidvan Nedunuri Krishnamurthy

  • 1990

    • Vidvan D.K. Jayaraman

  • 1989

    • Vidvan Maharajapuram V. Santhanam

  • 1988

    • Vidvan T. Viswanathan

  • 1987

    • Vidvan B. Rajam Iyer

  • 1986

    • Vidvan K.V Narayanaswamy

  • 1985

    • Vidvan Dr.S. Ramanathan

  • 1984

    • Vidvan Mysore V Doreswamy Iyengar

  • 1983

    • Vidvan Dr.S. Pinakapani

  • 1982

    • Vidvan Embar S. Vijayaraghavachariar

  • 1981

    • Vidvan T.M. Thyagarajan

  • 1980

    • Vidvan T.N. Krishnan

  • 1979

    • Vidvan K.S. Narayanaswamy

  • 1978

    • Vidvan Balamurali Krishna

  • 1977

    • Vidushi M.L. Vasanthakumari

  • 1976

    • Vidushi T. Brinda

  • 1974

    • Shri R. Anantakrishna Sarma

  • 1973

    • Vidushi T. Balasaraswati

  • 1972

    • Prof. P. Sambamoorthy

  • 1971

    • Vidvan Papanasam Sivan

  • 1970

    • Vidushi D.K. Pattammal

  • 1969

    • Vidvan Madurai Srirangam Iyengar

  • 1968

    • Vidushi M.S. Subbulakshmi

  • 1966

    • Vidvan T.S. Mani Iyer

  • 1965

    • Vidvan Alathur Srinivasa Iyer

  • 1964

    • Vidvan Alathur Sivasubramanya Iyer

  • 1963

    • Vidvan Budalur Krishnamurthi Sastrigal

  • 1962

    • Vidvan K.S. Papa Venkataramiah

  • 1961

    • Nagasvara Vidvan Thiruvidamarudur Veerusami Pillai

  • 1960

    • Vidvan T.K. Jayarama Iyer

  • 1959

    • Vidvan Madurai Mani Iyer

  • 1958

    • Vidvan G.N. Balasubramanyam

  • 1957

    • Vidvan T. Chowdiah

  • 1956

    • Nagasvara Vidvan Tiruvizhimizhalai Subramanya Pillai

  • 1955

    • Vidvan Marungapuri Gopalakrishna Iyer

  • 1954

    • Vidvan Chittoor Subramanya Pillai

  • 1953

    • Vidvan Tirupampuram N. Swaminatha Pillai

  • 1952

    • Vidvan Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer

  • 1951

    • Vidvan Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar

  • 1950

    • Vidvan Karur Chinnaswamy Iyer

  • 1949

    • Vidvan Mudikondan C. Venkatarama Iyer

  • 1948

    • Vidvan Rajamanickam Pillai

  • 1947

    • Rajasevanirata Semmangudi R. Srinivasa Iyer

  • 1945

    • Vidvan Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer

  • 1944

    • Shri T.L. Venkatarama Iyer

  • 1943

    • Vidvan Palladam Sanjiva Rao

  • 1942

    • Vidvan Subbarama Bhagavatar of Mazhavarayanendal

  • 1941

    • Prof. D. Venkataswami Naidu

  • 1940

    • Vidvan Vedanta Bhagavatar of Kallidaikurichi

  • 1939

    • Vidvan Musiri Subramania Iyer

  • 1938

    • Gayaka Sikhamani Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar

  • 1937

    • Vidvan Brahmasri Chidambara Bhagavatar of Agara Mangudi

  • 1936

    • Vidvan Swaminatha Iyer of Umayalpuram

  • 1935

    • Vidvan Sangita Sastra Ratna Mysore K. Vasudevachar

  • 1934

    • Vidvan T.S. Sabhesa Iyer

  • 1933

    • Vidvan K. Ponnayya Pillai

  • 1932

    • Vidvan Tiger K. Varadachariar

  • 1931

    • Gayaka Siromani Swaminatha Iyer of Pazhamaneri

  • 1930

    • Gayaka Sikhamani Harikesanallur Muthiah Bhagavatar
    • Shri B. Subba Rao

  • 1929

    • Shri T.V. Subba Rao
    • Vidvan T.S. Sabhesa Iyer
    • Shri M.S. Ramaswamy Iyer