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.

Winners:

2018

Vidushi Kalyani Ganesan, Vidvan S R G Rajanna

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2017

Smt Sukanya Ramgopal, Shri Muthu Kandaswamy Desikar

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2016

Dr. Nirmala Sundararajan, Shri. M. Kodilingam

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2015

Vidvan Seshampatti Sivalingam, Vidushi Kamala Aswathama

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2014

Vidvan Malladi Shri. Suribabu, Vidvan Udaiyalur Shri. Kalyanaraman

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2013

Dr. Prapancham Sitaram, Kalaimamani Tanjavur Shri R.Ramamurthy

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2012

Shri K S Raghunathan, Mullapudi Shri Sree Rama Murty

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2011

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

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2010

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

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2009

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

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2008

Shri Annavarapu Ramaswamy, Palai Shri CK. Ramachandran

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2007

Vidvan Bhagavatulu Shri Seetarama Sarma, Vidushi Smt Sita Duraiswamy

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2006

Vidushi Padmavathy Ananthagopalan, Vidushi A. Kanyakumari

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2005

Vidvan Ravikiran, Guru Pandanallur Gopalakrishnan

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2004

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

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2003

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

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2002

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

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2001

Vidvan V. Thyagarajan, Vidushi Nirmala Ramachandran

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2000

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

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1999

Vidvan Shri Mannargudi Sambasiva Bhagavatar , Vidushi Vidya Sankar

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1998

Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan, Smt. Dwaram Mangatayaru

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1997

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

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1996

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

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1995

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

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1994

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

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1993

Vidvan Shri S. Rajam, Vidvan Shri Kuttalam Viswanatha lyer

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1992

Smt. Mani Krishnaswami, Smt. R. Vedavalli

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1991

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

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1990

Vidvan Kalakkad S.Ramanarayana Aiyar, Vidushi Kalpakam Swaminathan

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1989

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

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1988

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

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1987

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

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1986

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

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1985

Shri R.K. Srikantan, Vidushi T. Mukta

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1984

Shri Ramnad Easwaran, Shri Pudukode K. Krishnamurti

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1983

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

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1982

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

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1981

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

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1980

Shri Vazhuvur B. Ramiah Pillai

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1979

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

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1978

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

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1977

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

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1976

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

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1975

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

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1974

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

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1973

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

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1972

Mridangam Vidvan Karaikudi Muthu lyer, Vidvan Maruthuvakudi, Rajagopala lyer (Gopu)

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1971

Embar Vijayaraghavachariar (Harikatha)

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1970

Dr. V. Raghavan

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1969

Umayalpuram S. Rajagopala Iyer

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1968

B. Subba Rao, Mysore

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1967

Vidvan Erode Viswanatha Iyer, Ghatam Vidvan Vilvadri Iyer

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1965

T.N.C. Venkatanarayanacharyulu

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1962

Vidvan Varahur Muthuswamy lyerChilakalapudi Venkateswara Sarma, Ghatam Vidvan Mani Iyer

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1961

Vidvan R Veeriah Chowdhury, Hyderabad, Vidvan Vidyala Narasimhalu Naidu

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1960

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

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1959

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

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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

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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

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1955

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

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1953

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

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1950

Smt. Saraswathi Bai

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