Mysore, Oct 20 (UNI) The Prestigious Sangeetha Vidwan award of the Karnataka Government was presented to the renowned Hindustani musician Siddramaswamy Koravara in front of the famous Mysore palace today.
Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur presented the award, carrying Rs One lakh cash and a citation to Mr Koravara on the fore court of the Palace.
Mr Koravara will be the state guest for next one year.
Speaking on the occasion Mr Thakur recalled the traditional and culture of the erstwhile Mahararajas of Mysore Royal family, who honoured the musicians and other artists during those days, same has been continued by the governments. Notable feature of the award, irrespective of the music and every musicians of the state has been selecting for the awards. It was good tradition by the state governments of identify the persons who have been serving in the field of music.
Legislative Council chairman B K Chandrasekhar presided over the function.
Trained under the eminent tutelage of Ganacharya pandit Puttaraja Gavai of Veerashiva punsharama in Gadag for 12 years, Prof Koravar, who hails from Koravara village in Bijapur district, went for higher learning in music to Mumbai and Allahabad. He served in Akahswani at Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh before returning to the state.