Awards & Accolades



  • Awarded Mannargudi Natesa Pillai Award, instituted by Sri Raagam Fine Arts, Chennai, presented by Dr. M Balamuralikrishna in 1996.
  • Kalaimamani Award by the Government of Tamil Nadu in 1998 
  • Best Upapakkavadhyam Award from the Music Academy, instituted by Dr. Ramamurthy, in 1998 & 2001.
  • Honoured as the Asthana Vidwan of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam in the year 2000.
  • Best Upapakkavadhyam Award from Narada Gana Sabha, instituted by Obul Reddy, in 2003.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award in the field of Carnatic Music from the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam in 2003.
  • Meritorious Award for achievement in Carnatic Music, instituted by the Maharajapuram Santhanam Foundation, Chennai in 2005.
  • Vani Kala Sudhakara award for the most proficient morsing vidwan, instituted by Sri Thyaga Bhrama Gana Sabha, Chennai in 2005.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award in the field of Carnatic Music from Sri Sachidananda Swamy of Datta Peetam, Mysore in 2006
  • Nada Vidya Bhupathi, instituted by Nada Dweepam Trust, Chennai in 2009.