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Chembai music fete

The Chembai Memorial Trust will hold a weeklong music festival in memory of the legendary singer, Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar. The head of the royal family of erstwhile Travancore, Uthradom Tirunal Marthanda Varma, will be the chief guest at the inaugural function to be held at the Chembai Memorial Hall, Sreevarahom, on August 12.

The festival will feature vocal recitals by Prema Rangarajan, Gayatri Girish, B. Arundhati, Bhavana Radhakrishnan, Cherthala Ranganatha Sharma, Vijayalakshmy Subramaniam, Nagamani Srinath and Mavelikkara P. Subramaniam.

The Chembai memorial cash award will be presented at the valedictory function, on August 19.

A vocal recital by K. Vageesh will follow.