Sangeetha Jagruthi, a music and cultural organisation of Bengaluru celebrated Pandit Narayana Das' sesquicentennial on September 5 on a grand scale, in a sabha held in the Bangalore Gayana Samaja auditorium. The organisation instituted a national award in the name of Sri Adibhatla Narayana Dasu. The first award was given away to Dr. Srikantham Nagendra Sastry a well known Karnatic Music exponent by ‘Kalatapasvi’ Sri K. Viswanath the famous film maker who made a number of films with classical music and dance as the backdrop of their storyline. Sri A. V. Rajtrinath, the founder of Sangeetha Jagruthi infomed that the ‘The Pandit Adibhatla Narayana Das Memorial Award’ which carries a citation and a cash award of Rs 1,00,000/- would be given away to an eminent exponent in the fields of Karnatic Music or Harikatha every year.
Here is a selection of photos from the function: