Vocalist S Sowmya won Sangita Kalanidhi award


Vocalist S. Sowmya has been chosen for the Sangita Kalanidhi award of the Music Academy. She will preside over the 93rd annual conference of the Academy.

S. Sowmya is a Carnatic music singer. She learnt music initially from her father Dr. Srinivasan, and later from Dr. S. Ramanathan and Smt.T. Muktha. She holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry and Indian music and obtained a doctorate from the University of Madras. In 1998, Sowmya co-founded Carnatica – an institution dedicated to classical music & dance instruction, archival, talent search and other related activities.

Sangeetha Kalanidhi is the title awarded yearly to a Carnatic Musician by the Madras Music Academy . The Sangita Kalanidhi and other music awards will be conferred on the awardees at the Sadas of Music festival, on January 1, 2020.