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A kanyakumari a veteran violinist chosen for Sangita Kalanidhi Title

The Madras Music Academy on 24 July 2016 announced that it has chosen versatile violinist A. Kanyakumari for its coveted Sangita Kalanidhi Award for the year 2016.
•    Kanyakumari was unanimously named for the award by the Executive Committee of the Academy.
•    Avasarala Kanyakumari is a violinist from South India who specializes in Carnatic music.
•    She is a native of Vijayanagaram, Andhra Pradesh.
•    She has been living in Chennai for more than 40 years.
•    She had her initial training under Ivaturi Vijayeswara Rao.
•    She created seven ragas under the title Saptadri, seven names of Lord Venkateswara of Tirupati.
•    Sangita Kalanidhi is the title awarded yearly to an expert Carnatic Musician by the Madras Music Academy.
•     This honour is considered one of the highest awards in Carnatic music.
•     In 2015, vocalist Sanjay Subrahmanyan was awarded with the title.

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