Masters Perform At Music Fest

Festival organised to mark birthday of Sathya Sai Baba

KOCHI: The 17th edition of Sri Sathya Sai Sangeetholsavam, an annual music festival organised by Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithi, Vaikom concluded on Friday.

Around 200 eminent artistes participated in this year’s festival.

The six-day music fest is organised every year in connection with the birthday celebrations of Sathya Sai Baba.

The highlight of the last day was the rendition of Thyagaraja Pancharatna Keerthana in its traditional fervour.

Mavelikkara Velukutty Nair, N.P Ramaswamy, Jayan (of musician duo Jaya Vijayan) P.R Kumarakerala Varma, Arakulam Devarajan, Ponkunnam Ramachandran, Vinayachandran, Kavalam Sreekumar, Varkala C.S Jayaram, Mavelikkara P. Subramanyam, Tamarakkadu Govindan Namboodiri, Changanassery Madhavan Namboodiri, Parvathipuram Padmanabha Iyer, Vechoor Sankar, Malini Hariharan, Mathangi Sathyamurty, Bhuvaneswary, Mavelikkara Ponnammal, Nedumangad Sivanandan, M.N. Murthy, Cherthala Sunil, Rugmini, Padma. S. Thamburan and Parassala Ravi participated in the Pancharatna.

Felicitated
Mr. Mavelikkara Velukutty Nair and Mr. Jayan were honoured at the festival by the Vaikom municipality for their yeoman service to music.

Kavalam Sreekumar and Vechoor Sankar led the special devotional musical programme “JOOLA” held on the last day.

At an earlier function Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan released the book titled “Vedapadmam” by handing over the first copy to Jancy James, Vice-Chancellor, M.G. University.

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