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.

Winners:

2018

Smt Aruna Sairam

Sangita Kalanidhi

2017

Vidwan N Ravikiran

Sangita Kalanidhi

2016

Vidushi Kum. A. Kanyakumari

Sangita Kalanidhi

2015

Vidvan Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Sangita Kalanidhi

2014

Vidvan T.V. Gopalakrishnan

Sangita Kalanidhi

2013

Vidushi Sudha Ragunathan

Sangita Kalanidhi

2012

Vidvan Trichur V. Ramachandran

Sangita Kalanidhi

2011

Vidvan Prof. Trichy Sankaran

Sangita Kalanidhi

2010

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

Sangita Kalanidhi

2009

Vidvan Valayapatti AR Subramaniam

Sangita Kalanidhi

2008

Vidvan A.K.C. Natarajan

Sangita Kalanidhi

2007

Vidvan Palaghat R. Raghu

Sangita Kalanidhi

2006

Vidvan Madurai T.N. Seshagopalan

Sangita Kalanidhi

2005

Vidvan M. Chandrasekaran

Sangita Kalanidhi

2004

Vidvan Vellore G. Ramabadran

Sangita Kalanidhi

2003

Vidvan T.V Sankaranarayanan

Sangita Kalanidhi

2002

Vidushis Sikkil Smt. Kunjumani & Neela (Sikkil Sisters)

Sangita Kalanidhi

2001

Vidvan Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman

Sangita Kalanidhi

2000

Vidushi R. Vedavalli

Sangita Kalanidhi

1999

Vidvan T.K. Govinda Rao

Sangita Kalanidhi

1998

Nagasvara Dr. Sheik Chinna Moula

Sangita Kalanidhi

1997

Vidvan M.S. Gopalakrishnan

Sangita Kalanidhi

1996

Vidvan Dr. N. Ramani

Sangita Kalanidhi

1995

Vidvan R.K. Srikantan

Sangita Kalanidhi

1994

Vidvan T.K. Murthy

Sangita Kalanidhi

1993

Vidushi Mani Krishnaswami

Sangita Kalanidhi

1992

Vidvan Thanjai K.P. Sivanandam

Sangita Kalanidhi

1991

Vidvan Nedunuri Krishnamurthy

Sangita Kalanidhi

1990

Vidvan D.K. Jayaraman

Sangita Kalanidhi

1989

Vidvan Maharajapuram V. Santhanam

Sangita Kalanidhi

1988

Vidvan T. Viswanathan

Sangita Kalanidhi

1987

Vidvan B. Rajam Iyer

Sangita Kalanidhi

1986

Vidvan K.V Narayanaswamy

Sangita Kalanidhi

1985

Vidvan Dr.S. Ramanathan

Sangita Kalanidhi

1984

Vidvan Mysore V Doreswamy Iyengar

Sangita Kalanidhi

1983

Vidvan Dr.S. Pinakapani

Sangita Kalanidhi

1982

Vidvan Embar S. Vijayaraghavachariar

Sangita Kalanidhi

1981

Vidvan T.M. Thyagarajan

Sangita Kalanidhi

1980

Vidvan T.N. Krishnan

Sangita Kalanidhi

1979

Vidvan K.S. Narayanaswamy

Sangita Kalanidhi

1978

Vidvan Balamurali Krishna

Sangita Kalanidhi

1977

Vidushi M.L. Vasanthakumari

Sangita Kalanidhi

1976

Vidushi T. Brinda

Sangita Kalanidhi

1975

Shri R. Anantakrishna Sarma

Sangita Kalanidhi

1973

Vidushi T. Balasaraswati

Sangita Kalanidhi

1972

Prof. P. Sambamoorthy

Sangita Kalanidhi

1971

Vidvan Papanasam Sivan

Sangita Kalanidhi

1970

Vidushi D.K. Pattammal

Sangita Kalanidhi

1969

Vidvan Madurai Srirangam Iyengar

Sangita Kalanidhi

1968

Vidushi M.S. Subbulakshmi

Sangita Kalanidhi

1967

Vidvan T.S. Mani Iyer

Sangita Kalanidhi

1965

Vidvan Alathur Srinivasa Iyer

Sangita Kalanidhi

1964

Vidvan Alathur Sivasubramanya Iyer

Sangita Kalanidhi

1963

Vidvan Budalur Krishnamurthi Sastrigal

Sangita Kalanidhi

1962

Vidvan K.S. Papa Venkataramiah

Sangita Kalanidhi

1961

Nagasvara Vidvan Thiruvidamarudur Veerusami Pillai

Sangita Kalanidhi

1960

Vidvan T.K. Jayarama Iyer

Sangita Kalanidhi

1959

Vidvan Madurai Mani Iyer

Sangita Kalanidhi

1958

Vidvan G.N. Balasubramanyam

Sangita Kalanidhi

1957

Vidvan T. Chowdiah

Sangita Kalanidhi

1956

Nagasvara Vidvan Tiruvizhimizhalai Subramanya Pillai

Sangita Kalanidhi

1955

Vidvan Marungapuri Gopalakrishna Iyer

Sangita Kalanidhi

1954

Vidvan Chittoor Subramanya Pillai

Sangita Kalanidhi

1953

Vidvan Tirupampuram N. Swaminatha Pillai

Sangita Kalanidhi

1952

Vidvan Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer

Sangita Kalanidhi

1951

Vidvan Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar

Sangita Kalanidhi

1950

Vidvan Karur Chinnaswamy Iyer

Sangita Kalanidhi

1949

Vidvan Mudikondan C. Venkatarama Iyer

Sangita Kalanidhi

1948

Vidvan Rajamanickam Pillai

Sangita Kalanidhi

1947

Rajasevanirata Semmangudi R. Srinivasa Iyer

Sangita Kalanidhi

1946

Vidvan Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer

Sangita Kalanidhi

1944

Shri T.L. Venkatarama Iyer

Sangita Kalanidhi

1943

Vidvan Palladam Sanjiva Rao

Sangita Kalanidhi

1942

Vidvan Subbarama Bhagavatar of Mazhavarayanendal

Sangita Kalanidhi

1941

Prof. D. Venkataswami Naidu

Sangita Kalanidhi

1940

Vidvan Vedanta Bhagavatar of Kallidaikurichi

Sangita Kalanidhi

1939

Vidvan Musiri Subramania Iyer

Sangita Kalanidhi

1938

Gayaka Sikhamani Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar

Sangita Kalanidhi

1937

Vidvan Brahmasri Chidambara Bhagavatar of Agara Mangudi

Sangita Kalanidhi

1936

Vidvan Swaminatha Iyer of Umayalpuram

Sangita Kalanidhi

1935

Vidvan Sangita Sastra Ratna Mysore K. Vasudevachar

Sangita Kalanidhi

1934

Vidvan T.S. Sabhesa Iyer

Sangita Kalanidhi

1933

Vidvan K. Ponnayya Pillai

Sangita Kalanidhi

1932

Vidvan Tiger K. Varadachariar

Sangita Kalanidhi

1931

Gayaka Siromani Swaminatha Iyer of Pazhamaneri

Sangita Kalanidhi

1930

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

Sangita Kalanidhi

1929

Shri T.V. Subba Rao, Vidvan T.S. Sabhesa Iyer

Sangita Kalanidhi