BEST VOCAL SUPPORT / PERCUSSION SUPPORT / HORMONIUM SUPPORT -AWARDEES
The Trust has introduced a Special Award to encourage Vocal Support Artistes, Hormonium and Mridanga Vidwans in the field of Namasakirtanam and honouring them with a citation and cash award of Rs.10,000/- during the Namasankirtana Festival every year from 2004.
The following artistes have been honoured so far.
2016 Sri N. Kannan Bhagavathar, Kumbakonam, Vocal Support.
2016 Sri Sai Prakash, Varadharajapuram ,Percussion Support.
2015 K Srinivasan, Erode, Percussion Support.
2014 Sri Thrissur Manikandan, for best Harmonium support.
2014 Sri VRamakrishna Bhagavathar, Visaloor for Vocal Support
2013 Sri V Sridhar Bhagavathar, Vocal Support to erode Sr Rajamani Bhagavathar.
2012 Tiruvisanallur Sri Krishnamurthy Bhagavathar – Vocal Support to Mayiladuthurai Sri Gnanaguru Bhagavathar.
2012 Devakottai Sri Kannan Bhagavathar – Dolki Vidwan.
2011 Sri Ravishankar Joshi – Vocal Support to Kovai Sri Jayarama Bhagavathar.
2010 Sri R Balaguru – Percussion (Dolak) support to various Bhagavathas.
2009 Embar Sri Vakulabharanam – Percussion (Tabla) support to various Bhagavathas
2008 Erode Sri Bhaskaran Bhagavathar – Percussion (Mridangam) support to Kovai Sri Jayaraman Bhagavathar
2007 Teperumanallur Sri Narasimha Bhagavathar – Giving vocal support to Mayuram Sri Vijayan Bhagavthar
2006 Valangaiman Sri Raghunatha Bhagavathar – Giving vocal support to Sri Srivanjium Muralidhara Bhagavathar
2005 Madippakkam Sri Suresh Bhagavathar – Giving vocal support to Sri O S Sundar Bhagavathar
2004 Sethalapathy Sri S S Balasubramania Bhagavathar (Birga Balu Bhagavathar) – Giving vocal support to Udaiyalur Sri K Kalyanarama Bhagavathar