Kala Ratna Awards

Every year the Sabha honours an artiste with the "Kala Ratna" award for the yeoman service to performing arts. The award carries a medallion, shawl, a citation and a cash Award.

The previous awardees have been
  • Smt. M.S. Subbulakshmi,
  • Sri. Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer,
  • Smt. D.K. Pattammal,
  • Sri. M. Balamuralikrishna,
  • Sri. B. Rajam Iyer,
  • Smt. Mani Krishnaswami,
  • Sri. Chinglepet Ranganathan,
  • Sri. Thanjavur Sankaran,
  • Sembanar Koil Sri. SRD Vaidyanathan,
  • Bombay Sister - Smt. C Saroja and C. Lalitha.


  • Promoting and showcasing the rich cultural heritage and diversities of India throughout the year.
  • Bridging between classical excellence and modernity.
  • Redefining our Sabha experience of the Rasikas.

The committee

The strength of the Sabha stands at 136 Life members and 281 special reserved and 26 reserve class as annual fee-based members.


Allied programs

No of concerts per year