Sudha Ragunathan


She was born in April 30 in Chennai to Choodamani. Sudha was initially trained by her mother Choodamani since the age of nine. She continued training under Sri. B. V. Lakshmanan. Even as a student, Smt. Sudha Raghunathan received the Central Government Scholarship for Young Artistes for advanced training in Carnatic music.
Sudha came under the tutelage of the illustrious Padmabhushan Sangeetha Kalanidhi, Dr. M.L Vasantha Kumari in 1977, who encouraged Sudha to pursue music as a career. Sudha is one of Dr. M.L.Vasantha Kumari's prominent successors.


Awards

  • Padma Sri award in the field of Carnatic music (vocal) in 2004
  • Bharat Jyothi in 1998 from The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, New York
  • Sangeetha Choodamani in 1997 from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai.
  • Sangeetha Kala Sarathy from Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, Chennai from His Holiness Shri Jayendra Saraswathi of Kanchi Mutt.
  • Sangeeta Saraswathi from The Mahasannidanam of Sringeri.
  • Gana Kuyil from Valmiki Manram, Chennai.
  • Isai Peroli and VST Award for excellence from Karthik Fine Arts, Chennai.
  • Kalaimamani award conferred by the Tamilnadu Government (India) in 1993

Information Courtesy: Wikipedia

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