Sangm Kala Group cochin chpater presented Bhimsen Joshi Memorial Music Awards 2011 to Kalayalam cine music directors Berny Ignitius, Bijibal and Gopi Sunder at a function held at Cochin. Pandit Upendra Bhat, disciple of Bhimsen Joshi presented the awards. Speaking at the occasion, he said “singers should learn classical music,train every day and also build up good relationship with their gurus. This will enable any artist to prosper themselves and improve their quality of singing.”
The music directors were selected for their best performances during 2010. Lyricist R.K.Damodaran and music director Suresh Manimala were felicitated.
50 singers of sangam kala group presented their songs in CD’s to Music Directors.
This is the first program to be organised in kerala by music lovers in memory of veteran great artist.