TTK Award

In 1950, the Music Academy instituted the Certificate of Merit, given to senior musicians who had made a mark in the field as icons and gurus. This in the 1980s was named the TTK Award in memory of TT Krishnamachari, former Union Minister and industrialist, who was a great patron of the arts and who as Vice-President of the Music Academy did much to make its auditorium a reality. Two senior performing artistes are selected annually for this award.

TTK Award

  • 2016

    • Dr. Nirmala Sundararajan
    • Shri. M. Kodilingam

  • 2015

    • Vidvan Seshampatti Sivalingam
    • Vidushi Kamala Aswathama

  • 2014

    • Vidvan Malladi Shri. Suribabu
    • Vidvan Udaiyalur Shri. Kalyanaraman

  • 2013

    • Dr. Prapancham Sitaram
    • Kalaimamani Tanjavur Shri R.Ramamurthy

  • 2012

    • Shri K S Raghunathan
    • Mullapudi Shri Sree Rama Murty

  • 2011

    • Smt. T.R.Navaneetham
    • Mayavaram Shri. G. Somasundaram

  • 2010

    • Smt. Parassala B. Ponnammal
    • Shri. Manakkal S. Rangarajan

  • 2009

    • Vidvan Trichy Shri. R. Thayumanavan
    • Vidvan Shri. Akella Mallikarjuna Sharma

  • 2008

    • Shri Annavarapu Ramaswamy
    • Palai Shri CK. Ramachandran

  • 2007

    • Vidvan Bhagavatulu Shri Seetarama Sarma
    • Vidushi Smt Sita Duraiswamy

  • 2006

    • Vidushi Padmavathy Ananthagopalan
    • Vidushi A. Kanyakumari

  • 2005

    • Vidvan Ravikiran
    • Guru Pandanallur Gopalakrishnan

  • 2004

    • Vidvan Anayampatti Shri S. Ganesan
    • Smt. T.R. Balamani

  • 2003

    • Shri S.R.D. Vaidyanathan
    • Shri Guruvayur Dorai

  • 2002

    • Vidvan Dharmapuram T. Swaminathan
    • Natyacharya T.K. Kalyanasundaram Pillai
    • Vidvan Kalyanapuram Aravamudhan

  • 2001

    • Vidvan V. Thyagarajan
    • Vidushi Nirmala Ramachandran

  • 2000

    • Vidvan Shri V. Nagarajan
    • Vidvan Haridwaramangalam Shri A.K. Palanivel
    • Vidhushi Smt. Radha Jayalakshmi and Dr. Vyjayanthimala Bali

  • 1999

    • Vidvan Shri Mannargudi Sambasiva Bhagavatar
    • Vidushi Vidya Sankar

  • 1998

    • Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan
    • Smt. Dwaram Mangatayaru

  • 1997

    • Smt. K.J. Sarasa and Vidvan Madirimangalam Shri Ramachandran

  • 1996

    • Smt. S. Sarada & Vidvan Shri M.S. Anantharaman

  • 1995

    • Vidvan Shri R. Pichumani
    • Natyacharya Pandanallur Shri C. Subbaraya Pillai

  • 1993

    • Vidvan Thiruveezhimizhalai Shri S. Natarajasundaram Pillai
    • Dr. Vempati Chinnasatyam
    • Vidushi T.R. Kamalamoorthy

  • 1992

    • Vidvan Shri S. Rajam
    • Vidvan Shri Kuttalam Viswanatha lyer

  • 1991

    • Smt. Mani Krishnaswami
    • Smt. R. Vedavalli

  • 1990

    • Vidvan N.S. Krishnaswami Iyengar
    • Vidvan Nagore Ambi lyer

  • 1989

    • Vidvan Kalakkad S.Ramanarayana Aiyar
    • Vidushi Kalpakam Swaminathan

  • 1988

    • Shri S.R. Janakiraman
    • Shri M. Rajappa lyer

  • 1987

    • Shri B.V.K. Shastri
    • Vidvan Tanjavur Sankara lyer

  • 1986

    • Shri P.K. Rajagopala lyer
    • Shri VS. Gomatisankara lyer

  • 1985

    • Shri B. Rajam lyer
    • Shri Madirmangalam Ramachandran
    • Shri Srirangam Kannan

  • 1984

    • Shri R.K. Srikantan
    • Vidushi T. Mukta

  • 1983

    • Shri Ramnad Easwaran
    • Shri Pudukode K. Krishnamurti

  • 1982

    • Vidvan Devakottai Shri Narayana lyengar
    • Dr. S. Venkitasubramania 1yer

  • 1981

    • Shri Dokka Sriramamurthy
    • Shri A. Narayana lyer
    • Shri C.S. Krishna lyer
    • Shri K.P. Kittappa Pillai

  • 1980

    • Shri T.S. Balakrishna Sastrigal
    • Shri Tiruchi Swaminatha lyer

  • 1979

    • Shri Vazhuvur B. Ramiah Pillai

  • 1978

    • Shri Ramachandra Iyer
    • Shri Aripirala Satyanarayanamurthy
    • Shri V. Sethuramiah

  • 1977

    • Thiruvangadu Nagasvara Vidvan Shri. Subramania Pillai
    • Valangaiman Thavil Vidvan Shri A. Shanmugasundaram Pillai
    • Shri K.C. Thiagarajan
    • Shri R.K. Venkatarama Sastri
    • Shri K.R. Kumaraswamy 1yer
    • Shri R. Rangaramanuja Aiyangar

  • 1976

    • Sangita Kalanidhi Smt. D.K. Pattammal
    • Shri B. Rajam lyer
    • Kallidaikurichi Shri. M. Ramalinga Bhagavathar
    • Kallidaikurichi K.H. Mahadeva lyer
    • Dr. S. Ramanathan

  • 1975

    • Smt. Banni Bai (Harikatha)
    • Dr. T.S. Ramakrishnan
    • Mridanga Vidvan Kolanka Venkataraju

  • 1974

    • Vidvan Titte Krishna Iyengar, Mysore
    • Vidvan Pandanallur Nattuvanar M. Muthiah Pillai
    • Shri Sandhyavandanam Srinivasa Rao

  • 1973

    • V.V. Narasimhachariar
    • Kakinada Vidvan Turaiyur Rajagopala Sarma
    • Vidvan M.K. Kalayanakrishna Bhagavatar
    • Vidvan C.S. Murugabhupathy

  • 1972

    • Vidvan Nori Nagabhushanam, Hyderabad
    • Veenai Vidvan S. Sundaram lyer
    • Mridangam Vidvan Tiruvarur Kunju (Rajagopala Iyer)

  • 1971

    • Mridangam Vidvan Karaikudi Muthu lyer
    • Vidvan Maruthuvakudi — Rajagopala lyer (Gopu)

  • 1970

    • Embar Vijayaraghavachariar (Harikatha)

  • 1969

    • Dr. V. Raghavan

  • 1968

    • Umayalpuram S. Rajagopala Iyer

  • 1967

    • B. Subba Rao, Mysore

  • 1966

    • Vidvan Erode Viswanatha Iyer
    • Ghatam Vidvan Vilvadri Iyer

  • 1965

    • T.N.C. Venkatanarayanacharyulu

  • 1962

    • Vidvan Varahur Muthuswamy lyer
    • Chilakalapudi Venkateswara Sarma
    • Ghatam Vidvan Mani Iyer

  • 1961

    • Vidvan R Veeriah Chowdhury, Hyderabad
    • Vidvan Vidyala Narasimhalu Naidu

  • 1960

    • Vidvan Palghat Subba Rao
    • Prof. R. Srinivasan
    • Vidvan Sermadevi Subramanya Sastrigal
    • Pandit S.S. Ratanjankar, Lucknow

  • 1959

    • Ennapadam Venkatarama Bhagavatar
    • Tanjore Mridangam Ramadoss Rao
    • Vidvan Tinniyam Venkatarama lyer
    • Prof. Vissa Appa Rao

  • 1958

    • Vidvan R. Anantakrishna Sarma
    • Vidvan M. Ramalinga Bhagavatar
    • Mridangam Vidvan Sakkottai Rangu Iyengar
    • Nagaswaram Vidvan P.N. Angappa Pillai, Tiruchi
    • Tiruchi Vidushi Veenai Shanmukhavadivu

  • 1956

    • Jalatarangam Vidvan Anayampatti Subba lyer
    • Mridangam and Ghatam Vidvan Umayalpuram Kothandarama lyer
    • Violin Vidvan Madras C. Balakrishna lyer
    • Gotuvadyam Budalur Krishnamurthi Sastrigal
    • Bharatanatyam Vidushi Mylapore Gowri Ammal

  • 1955

    • Vidvan T.K. Sesha Iyengar
    • Shri Annaswami Bhagavatar (Harikatha)
    • Prof. P. Sambamoorthy
    • Shri E. Krishna Iyer

  • 1953

    • Tandava Pandita Bharatham Nallur Narayanaswami Iyer
    • Jalatarangam Vidvan Ramaniah Chetty
    • Vidvan Papanasam Si van
    • Vidushi T. Jayammal

  • 1950

    • Smt. Saraswathi Bai

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