Another December is here, with its early morning mist, the nip in the air, and the Chennai Margazhi Music season.
This has been an eventful year with lots of music, performances and collaborations. I particularly cherish the concerts at the Ojai Festival, California, in June, and at the Royal Festival Hall, London for Darbar in September 2016. My work as Vice-Chairman, Sangeet Natak Akademi is giving me the opportunity to interact with artists from all over the country and understand the rich diversity and unity of Indian culture and music.
On September 13th, I was blessed to receive the Bharat Ratna Dr.M.S.Subbulakshmi Centenary Commemoration Special Award conferred by the Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Sabha, Mumbai.
My sincere thanks to you for your unstinted support and keen encouragement, without which this recognition and acceptance from artists, audiences, organisers and spiritual masters would not have happened.
Looking forward to seeing you at the Music Festival in Chennai.
With warm regards,
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