Veteran percussionist Vikku Vinayakram was presented with the Special Lifetime Achievement award at a function held here on Wednesday.
Organised by The Music Academy, the event had veteran artists coming together to honour Mr. Vinayakram.
Presenting the award certificate and medal to Mr. Vinayakram, renowned flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia said, “It felt like I was getting the award as I gave the award to Mr. Vinayakram. He is a great musician and has inspired me. We have played together in several concerts.”
Recalling his long association with Mr. Vinayakram’s family, veteran violinist T.N. Krishnan said he exhibited his music talent when he was quite young.
Highlighting the achievements of the awardee, N. Murali, president, The Music Academy, said Mr.Vinayakram personified Indian percussion to global audience and accompanied several stalwarts. His music’s underlying themes were devotion and reverence to art.
Mr. Vinayakram is the third musician to receive special lifetime achievement award from the Music Academy.
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