Saraswathi Puraskaram 2018
Photo caption: Left to right V Sriram, Rajakumar Bharathi, Dr. Preemela Gurumurthy and Dr. Nanditha Krishna.
Music and Fine Arts University VC given “Saraswathi Puraskaram 2018”
Dr. Premeela Gurumurthy was conferred with the ‘Saraswathi Puraskaram-2018’. The award has been instituted in the honour of Saraswathi Pattabi Raman, an accomplished Western and Indian classical musician and well-versed in playing six instruments.
Speaking at the function C P Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation (CPRA) President Nanditha Krishna said the saints and musicians of ancient yore did not compose songs effortlessly. They put their devotion, heart and soul to create a flawless composition. When Premeela sings we feel the same.
The award was presented by the great grandson of Mahakavi Subramania Bharathi Musician Rajakumar Bharathi in the presence of Musician, Historian and Music Academy secretary V Sriram and C P Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation president Dr. Nanditha Krishna.
Accepting the award, Premeela Gurumurthy reminisced several instances where she was helped by members of the CPRA Foundation.