Vedavalli conferred title

Veteran Carnatic musician R. Vedavalli has been conferred the title, ''Sangeeth Samrat,'' by the Coimbatore Kendra of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan ''for her contributions to Carnatic vocal music.'' The citation describes her as a bridge between two generations, an experienced musician adhering strictly to sampradaya and a musicologist adept at lecture-demonstrations. Here she receives the award from B.K. Krishnaraj Vanavarayar, Chairman, BVB, at the inauguration of the seventh Pongal Festival, Her husband D.R. Santhanam, looks on.

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