Indira Sivasailam’s deep rooted conviction that South Indian classical musicians par excellence should be encouraged and recognized, led to her daughter Mallika Srinivasan establishing the Indira Sivasailam Endowment Fund in 2010, under the auspices of The Music Academy, Madras.
Every year, the Indira Sivasailam Endowment Fund recognizes an outstanding Carnatic musician based on an established set of criteria, which includes excellence in performance, audience appeal, adherence to classical tradition while innovating within its framework, depth of knowledge and demonstrated efforts to disseminate knowledge and the ability to bring about a greater and deeper public appreciation of Carnatic music.
The choice for the fourth Indira Sivasailam Endowment Medal and Concert is Bombay Jayashri Ramnath.
She has been chosen by a team for her unique blend of uncompromising adherence to the core tradition of classical Carnatic music and a ceaseless quest for quality music in any form, Bombay Jayashri has trained under the legendary Lalgudi G Jayaraman and T R Balamani.
With a career of over two decades, Jayashri is today among the top Carnatic musicians. Her work has won her the acclaim of not only rasikas, but also prestigious institutions in India and abroad.
Jayashri has performed across the globe, drawing critical acclaim. She has the rare privilege of being the first classical Carnatic artist to perform at the Opera House in Durban and in Helsinki, Finland.
The award function will be held during Navarathri in Chennai.