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 Post subject: Colombo award for TNS
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 11:39 am 

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Award for TNS
Akhila Ilangai Kamban Kazhagam, Srilanka, honoured Madurai T.N.Seshagopalan, with ‘Kamban Pugazh’ award at an event held on May 20 at Colombo Kamban Kazhagam. This is an international award given to individuals for exemplary service to T amil music (Ulagalaviya Isai Panikkaaga). The event also featured a talk on ‘Kambanil Guruthuvam,’ by T.N.Seshagopalan
Courtesy- the Hindu-Friday supplement-dt.23-5-2008

TNS was honoured in Colombo by the kamban kazagam in a never -seen
--before manner like a sovereign as he truly is of the music world.The
sesssions and speech by him was attended by thousands of rasikas with
TV facility outside the hall.He was welcomed like a maharaja with all the paraphernalia of banner , umbrella etc and was seated on the high throne under the royal umbrella with the other speakers below like a durbar scene.
His speech on guruthvam of Kamban was acclaimed as something wonderful as it showed that his
manodharma is unexcelled not only in music but also in his interpretation of the lyrics and epics. it is to be
noted that the other speakers of the conference were poets, learned pundits and renowned speakers who were
as wonderstruck as the rasikas. It showed that vidvaan eva vijaanaathi vidvajjanapariSramam, provided they are
openhearted enough to appreciate merit in others.

Courtesy –a rasika from Ceylon

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