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Carnatic Music loses doyenne Ponnammal

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 23, Jun 2021
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  • She was the first female student of the first batch of the Sree Swathi Thirunal Music Academy
  • She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2017 for her contributions to Carnatic music.
  • She is also a recipient of M.G.Radhakrishnan Award (2016), Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (2009)
  • In 2006, she scripted history when she became the first woman to perform at the famed Navarathri Mandapam breaking a centuries old tradition that forbade women from performing at the Navaratri celebrations of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.