Thamizhisai Vizha 2013 opens
Kartik Fine Arts' 18th Thamizhisai Vizha 2013, in association with Dr Nalli Kuppuswami Chettiar, started on December 26, at Kilpauk Bhavan's TAG Auditorium. Carnatic Musician, Smt Lakshmi Rangarajan lighted the kuthuvilakku.
Sri A M Rajagopalan, Editor, Kumudam Jothidam and Asthana vidwam, Ahobila Mutt, attended the function and conferred Thamizhisai Vendar title on Padmabhushan K J Yesudas.
Dr Nalli Kuppuswami Chettiar presented the Isai Chudar award to Carnatic vocalist Smt Subhiksha Rangarajan. Seekazhi Govindarajan Memorial Award was given to Nattarasankottai Sri M A Krishnan, and Guru Karaikudi Special prize to Mridanga vidwan Sri V Rajasekar.
Sri L Sabaretnam, Chairman, Kartik Fine Arts presided over the function.
Dr T V Gopalakrishnan and Dr Thiruppur Krishnan offered felicitations.
Later, Sri Shravan Kumar performed a recital of Bharathiyar songs.
The festival goes on till January 1, 2014 with concerts every evening.