BVB – Ariyakudi to Semmangudi – multimedia presentation
This was a one of its kind event held at Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai. Though the programme was scheduled at 6p.m, right from 4.30 p.m, rasikas thronged the hall and when th eprogramme began, the hall was overflowing with audience also standing in the corners to get a glimpse of the event. The programme featured 15 stalwart musicians of the golden era of music - Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar, Madurai Mani Iyer, M.D.Ramanathan, GN Balasubramaniam, Alathur Brothers, Chembai Vaidhyanatha Bhagavatar, Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer, Musiri Subramanya Iyer, M.L.Vasanthakumari, MS Subbulakshmi, D.K.Jayaraman, Maharajapuram Santhanam and had power point presentation, audio and video clippings and expert comments by world renowned musicologist Dr.S.A.K.Durga. The function was presided by Dr.Nalli Kuppuswamy Chetti and A.Natarajan and R.Krishnaswamy were the chief guest. Many eminent personalities including Dr.Padma Subramanyam, Mrs.YGParthasarathy, L.Sabaetnam, T.V.Gopalakrishnan and others graced the occasion.