Chennai, Jan 25 (BPNS)
Noted Playback Singer Vani Jayaram was awarded Padma Bhushan from Tamil Nadu.
Vani Jayaram has rendered more than 8000 playback songs in 14 different languages. She has also recorded thousands of devotional and private albums and participated in several solo concerts both inside and outside the country.
She has won the National Film Awards for Best Female Playback singer three times and has also won state awards from Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Gujarat. In 2012 she won the Filmfare lifetime award.
Bharatnatyam Guru from Tamil Nadu, Guru Kalyanasundaram Pillai was awarded, Padma Sri. He is a highly respected Bharatanatyam teacher from Tamil Nadu. He hails from a renowned nattuvanar family of Thiruvidaimarudur in Thanjavur. His family was attached to Mahalinga Swamy temple where they were involved in temple rituals.