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-2023 awarded to Smt. M.S.Sheela

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Sangeetha Surabhi for the year 2023 awarded to Smt. M.S.Sheela



L-R: Nadasurabhi Secretary Smt. Harini Raghavan- Sangeetha Surabhi Awardee Vidushi M.S.Sheela, Vidwan H.K.Venkatram and President  Sri.K.S.S.Raghavan


Nadasurabhi is greatly honoured to award the title of Sangeetha Surabhi to Vidushi M.S.Sheela. Hailing from the rich musical tradition of Sri.R.K.Srikantan, Smt. MS Sheela has made immense contribution to Carnatic music over a period of five decades. She is a recipient of many other prestigious awards, including Sangita Kalacharya from Madras Music Academy. While Smt. Harini Raghavan read the citation on the recipient, Sri. H.K.Venkatram spoke on the  contributions of Smt. M.S.Sheela to the cause of Carnatic Music.

 

Sangeetha Surabhi-2022 awarded to A. Kanyakumari

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Sangeetha Surabhi for the year 2022 awarded to Kumari A.Kanyakumari




L-R: Nadasurabhi Secretary Smt. Harini Raghavan- Sangeetha Surabhi Awardee Vidushi A.Kanyakumari, Vidwan Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma and President  Sri.K.S.S.Raghavan


Nadasurabhi is greatly honoured to award the title of Sangeetha Surabhi to Vidushi A. Kanyakumari. Vidushi Kanyakumari is one of the greatest violinists on the firmament of carnatic music. She has won the prestigious awards of Sangita Kalanidhi and Padmasri. While Smt. Harini Raghavan read the citation on the recipient, Sri. Ananthakrishna Sharma spoke on the life-long contribution of A.Kanyakumari to the cause of Carnatic Music.

 

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.

 

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