Who: Renowned violinist L Subramaniam
What: To be honoured with 2015 ITC Sangeet Samman
Renowned violinist Lakshminarayana Subramaniam will be honoured with the Sangeet Samman at the ITC Sangeet Sammelan 2015 beginning on 4 December 2015 at the Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata.
The ITC Sangeet Research Academy Executive Director Rabi Srinibasan on 1 December 2015 announced the name of the artist for the award
Born on 23 July 1947, Subramaniam was trained in the classical Carnatic music tradition and Western classical music. The artiste is known for his virtuoso playing techniques and compositions in orchestral fusion.
The violinist has also composed the film scores for the films like Salaam Bombay and Mississippi Masala directed by Mira Nair.
Subramaniam has been awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Limca Book of Records in 2012. He also won thePresident’s Award for Best Violinist, All India Radio in 1963. In 2001, the renowned violinist was honoured with the Padma Bhushan.