Indira Sivasailam Endowment Award for T M. Krishna

Carnatic vocalist T. M. Krishna will receive the award on on September 25 at The Music Academy during the Navaratri season.

Published - August 25, 2014 05:22 pm IST - CHENNAI

Musician T. M. Krishna.

Musician T. M. Krishna.

Carnatic vocalist T. M. Krishna has been chosen for the fifth Indira Sivasailam Endowment Medal and Concert.

The fifth Indira Sivasailam Endowment Concert will be held at The Music Academy in Chennai on September 25 during the Navaratri season.

The artist is selected by a panel comprising members from the Endowments Committee of The Music Academy and Ms. Mallika Srinivasan (Chairman - TAFE Limited), daughter of late A. Sivasailam (Former Chairman - Amalgamations Limited) and late Indira Sivasailam.

Every year, the Indira Sivasailam Endowment Fund recognizes an outstanding Carnatic musician based on an established set of criteria.

The Indira Sivasailam Foundation was established by Ms. Mallika Srinivasan in the memory of her mother, whose deep-rooted conviction was to uphold and promote India’s rich heritage by preserving and propagating its various art forms.

“Mr. T. M. Krishna, who describes himself quite simply as “a singer”, occupies a distinct place in the sphere of Carnatic music for the stunning individuality of his renditions. Trained by distinguished gurus, Mr. B. Seetharama Sarma and Sri Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Mr. T. M. Krishna has a firm footing in tradition, without being owned by it. Singing with a musical veracity that goes back to centuries, he presents a musical imagination that unfolds in the present. Among one of the most widely travelled musicians, Mr. Krishna has reinforced the Carnatic musical legacy among its cognoscenti, and also introduced its magnificence to new audiences across continents,’’ says a release.

Since 2010, renowned  musicians such as Ms. Sudha Ragunathan, Mr. Sanjay Subrahmanyan, Ms. Aruna Sairam and Ms. Bombay Jayashri Ramnath have been conferred this honour. 

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