Nadasurabhi Cultural Association located in Koramangala, Bangalore is in the forefront of promoting Classical Carnatic Music. Nadasurabhi conducts the highest quality music concerts every month and a week-long Annual Festival in November, free of charge to all rasikas. Our other events include a youth festival, Thyagaraja and Purandaradasa Aradhana, and music competitions for children.

Nadasurabhi, in the year 2007 decided to institute an Award- Sangeetha Surabhi. The award is given to leading musicians for their immense lifetime contribution to the field of Carnatic Music. The award is given away during a special function held in conjunction with the Annual Music Festival held every November. With great respect the awardee is honoured with a Shawl, a Citation and a Purse. Following are the details of the awardees.

Sangeetha Surabhi-2019 awarded to Dr.L.Bhimachar

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L-R: Nadasurabhi President Sri.K.S.S.Raghavan, Sangeetha Surabhi Awardee Dr.L.Bhimachar,
Chief Guest Dr.V.Krishna, General Secretary Smt. Harini Raghavan


Very few artists in the field of carnatic percussion have contributed as much as veteran morsing vidwan Dr.L. Bhimachar. Nadasurabhi took pride in awarding the Sangeetha Surabhi title to Dr.L.Bhimachar. In a glittering ceremony on the morning of 3rd November 2019, Dr.Bhimachar accepted the award. The award consists of a citation and a purse. Smt. Harini Raghavan read the citation in chaste kannada tracing the life and achievements of Dr.Bhimachar. Dr.V.Krishna who is himself a leading mridangam vidwan, explained the technical nuances of the instrument, now internationally known as the Carnatic Morsing and the contribution of Dr.Bhimachar in raising the status of the instrument on the concert stage by his unique way of playing it. Dr.Bhimachar thanked Nadasurabhi for the honour. 

Dr.Bhimachar (89 years) after the felicitation, accompanied Sri. T.V.Sankaranarayanan's vocal concert, on his morsing and enthralled the stunned audience by his virtuosity.

 

Sangeetha Surabhi-2018 awarded to Sri.Trichur V Ramachandran

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Sangeetha Surabhi-2018 awarded to Sri.Trichur V Ramachandran



A very senior artist who has enriched the Carnatic music field for over five decades Vidwan Trichur V Ramachandran was the recipient of the award and title of Sangeetha Surabhi for the year 2018. The award was presented on 4th November 2018, in a majestic function in the presence of several senior musicians, students, admirers of Sri.TVR  and music lovers. General Secretary of Nadasurabhi in her citation pointed out the contribution of Sri. TVR to classical music and the unique style of rendering kritis based on the tradition of his illustrious guru Sri. G.N.Balasubramanian. The chief guest for the occasion, Vidushi Neela Ramgopal, in her speech emphasised the ease and flow of Sri. TVR's music and that he is a true torch bearer of the GNB baani. In his crisp acceptance speech Sri.Ramachandran conveyed his gratitude to his gurus and other mentors and dedicated the award to their blessing. The award ceremony was followed by a scintillating music concert by Sri.TVR which was a balanced presentation in all aspects of our great music form.

 

Sangeetha Surabhi-2017 awarded to Sri.T.V.Sankaranarayanan

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Sangeetha Surabhi-2017 awarded to Sri.T.V.Sankaranarayanan



One of the greatest carnatic musicians of all time, Sri.T.V.Sankaranarayanan was the recipient of the award and title of Sangeetha Surabhi for the year 2017. The award was presented on 5th November 2017, in a colourful ceremony in the presence of several senior musicians, students, admirers of Sri.TVS  and music lovers. General Secretary of Nadasurabhi in her citation pointed out the contribution of Sri. TVS to classical music and the unique style of rendering kritis based on the tradition of his illustrious uncle Sri. Madurai Mani Iyer. The chief guest for the occasion, Vidwan Sri. Shankar, in his speech emphasised the mastery of Sri. Sankaranarayanan in this field. In his acceptance speech Sri. Sankaranarayanan mentioned how this award from Nadasurabhi is special to him. He also gave an emotional sketch of his parents contribution in his growth and dedicated the award to them. The award ceremony was followed by a chaste classical music concert by Sri.TVS and his team.

 

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