News Date: 15th Feb, 11
The prestigious Kalaimamani awards were presented to a total 125 artistes from various fields of art and culture at a ceremony held recently in Chennai.
The function was presided by the Honorable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Kalaignar Karunanidhi.The awards were given for the years 2008, 2009 and 2010 and also the television awards for 2007 and 2008 respectively..
According to sources, the following were the recipients of the award:
Cinematographer Rajeev Menon, comedian Karunaas, writers Elasai Sundaram and Rani Mainthan were presented with the awards for 2008. Writers Nanjil Nadan, Rajeshkumar, Actors Chinni Jayanth, Actress Rohini, Saranya, veteran actress Padmini, vocalist Gayathri Girish, television artistes Poovilangu Mohan were presented the awards by Karunanidhi for the year 2009..
For the year 2010, vocalists T V Gopalakrishnan and Sasikiran, flautist Tiruvarur Swaminathan, Singer Kalyani Menon, Actress Arya, Anushka and Thamanna Bhatia were presented the awards..
Kalaignar Karunanidhi also presented 'M S Subbulakshmi Award' to noted music composer Illayaraja.
'Balasaraswathi Award to danseuse Padma Subrahmaniyam,
Bharati Award to writer Jayakanthan
Lifetime Achievement Award to veteran Actress Saroja Devi and to Actor Y G Mahendra respectively..