Indira Sivasailam medal for Jayanthi Kumaresh

Published - September 12, 2018 12:39 am IST - Chennai

Veena player Jayanthi Kumaresh has been selected for the 9th Indira Sivasailam Endowment Medal. It will be conferred on her on October 12.

The Endowment Fund has been established by Mallika Srinivasan, chairman and CEO, TAFE, in memory of her mother, in association with the Music Academy to recognise and promote Carnatic musicians of distinction. Each year, a winner is chosen by a panel comprising members from the Endowments Committee of the Academy, and Ms. Srinivasan.

Ms. Kumaresh, a Saraswathi veena player, hails from the illustrious Lalugudi family and learnt veena from R. Rajalakshmi and Padmavathi Ananthagopalan. Later, she had the opportunity to get guidance from S. Balachander. She holds a doctorate in analytical study of different banis and plying techniques of Saraswathi veena.

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