Sri Krishna Gana Sabha will be celebrating the 55th Gokulashtami Sangeetha Utsavam from August to October and on the inaugural day (August 7) at 6 p.m., S. Sowmya will be conferred with the title, ‘Sangeetha Choodamani' and Prof. (Dr.) Radha Venkatachalam will be conferred with the title, ‘Acharya Choodamani.' The awards carry a purse of Rs. 1,00,000 and Rs. 50,000 respectively with a gold medal. T.S. Krishnamurthy, Former Chief-Election-Commissioner, will inaugurate the festival and confer the awards on the artistes. Prof. T. R. Subramanyam will felicitate S. Sowmya and Dr. V.V. Srivatsa will felicitate Radha Venkatachalam. This will be followed by Ecstasy – a fusion concert by Dr. M. Narmadha. This Utsavam is dedicated to the late P. Obul Reddy and Gnanamba.

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