Award 2007 goes to the Dhananjayans
Center for Music and Dance, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, under the Chairmanship of Prof.(Dr) G Balamohan Thambi (Former Vice Chancellor, Kerala University) had instituted the KALANIDHI title and award to performing artistes above 60 years of age only. They select artiste couples of eminence by a special jury. The backbone of this 23 year old institution are Sushama Subramaniyan and her husband Kaniyampuzha Subramaniyan.
This is the
fifth year they are honouring deserving artistes without any political
or social pressure or tag attached to the function. His Highness Marthanda
Varma, Maharaja of Thiruvananthapuram, has been the sole presiding dignitary
to disburse this title and award which lend a serenity and dignity to the
The young talent
award BALARATNA was awarded to child artist KS Harisankar, who is an accredited
Carnatic concert singer and excellent mridangam player. He is the grandson
of the great musician Prof. K Omanakutty Amma.