Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar Birthday Commemoration Award for 2011 was presented to noted vocalist Sudha Raghunathan at a function here on Friday. The award carried a citation, a plaque and a cash purse of Rs.1 lakh.
Speaking after distributing the award Doraiswamy Raju, former Judge, Supreme Court, said Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar was known for his philanthropy. Even on the logo of the Chettinad it has been inscribed ‘Strive Save Serve.' Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar served for both social and religious causes. In her acceptance speech Sudha Raghunathan said the presentation of award had inspired her to sing more songs in Tamil, she said.
M.A.M. Ramaswamy, Pro-Chancellor, Annamalai University and Patron of Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar Memorial Trust and M.A.M.R. Muthiah, president of the Trust, spoke.