I was very happy to be the recipient of the "Kannadasan Award" for Best Playback Singer. Kannadasan is one of the most celebrated Tamil Film lyricists and his songs reflected simplicity and beauty coupled with intelligent usages of the language. He is hailed as "Kaviarasu" the king among poets. The songs of his tuned by M. S. Viswanathan and Ramamurthy are evergreen super-hits that always linger in the hearts of music lovers. I am a great fan of his songs and was thrilled to receive an award in his name, and that too from the veteran singer Sri P. B. Sreenivos!
His "Kalangalil Aval Vasantham" still lingers in my mind.
It was a nice evening at Rama Rao Kala Mantap, T. Nagar, and was covered by the Mega TV and organised by Ajanta Fine Arts.