Sangeetha Kalanidhi or Sangita Kalanidhi (Tamil: சங்கீத கலாநிதி) (sangeetha = music, kala = art, nidhi = treasure) is the title awarded yearly to a Carnatic musician by the Madras Music Academy.
|2020||No Award Given||N/A|
|2018||Aruna Sairam||Vocalist, Collaborator, Composer|
|2017||Chitravina N. Ravikiran||Slide instrumentalist (Chitravina), Vocalist, Composer|
|2014||T V Gopalakrishnan||Vocalist / Mridangam player|
|2011||Trichy Sankaran||Mridangam player|
|2010||Bombay Sisters (C. Saroja and C. Lalitha)||Vocalists|
|2009||Valayapatti A. R. Subramaniam||Thavil player|
|2008||A. K. C. Natarajan||Clarinet player|
|2007||Palghat R. Raghu||Mridangam player|
|2006||Madurai T. N. Seshagopalan||Vocalist, Veena Player, Harikatha artiste|
|2004||Vellore G. Ramabhadran||Mridangam player|
|2003||T. V. Sankaranarayanan||Vocalist|
|2002||Sikkil Sisters (Neela & Kunjumani)||Flute players|
|2001||Umayalpuram K Sivaraman||Mridangam player|
|1999||T. K. Govinda Rao||Vocalist|
|1998||Sheik Chinna Moulana||Nadaswaram player|
|1997||M. S. Gopalakrishnan||Violinist|
|1996||Dr. N. Ramani||Flautist|
|1995||R. K. Srikantan||Vocalist|
|1994||T. K. Murthy||Mridangam player|
|1992||Thanjavur K. P. Sivanandam||Veena Player|
|1990||D. K. Jayaraman||Vocalist|
|1989||Maharajapuram V. Santhanam||Vocalist|
|1987||B. Rajam Iyer||Vocalist|
|1986||K. V. Narayanaswamy||Vocalist|
|1985||S. Ramanathan||Vocalist / Composer|
|1984||Mysore V. Doraiswamy Iyengar||Veena player|
|1982||Embar S. Vijayaraghavachariar||Harikatha exponent|
|1981||T. M. Thiagarajan||Vocalist|
|1980||T. N. Krishnan||Violin player|
|1979||K. S. Narayanaswamy||Veena player|
|1978||Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna||Vocalist, Composer, Poet, Violinist / Viola player, Mridangam artist, Kanjira player, Collaborator , Music Director and Actor|
|1977||M. L. Vasanthakumari||Vocalist|
|1975||No Award Given||N/A|
|1974||Rallapalli Ananta Krishna Sharma||Composer / Vocalist|
|1973||T. Balasaraswati||Bharatanatyam exponent|
|1971||Papanasam Sivan||Composer / Vocalist|
|1970||D. K. Pattammal||Vocalist|
|1969||Madurai Srirangam Iyengar||Vocalist|
|1967||No Award Given||N/A|
|1966||Palghat Mani Iyer||Mridangam player|
|1965||Alathur Srinivasa Iyer||Vocalist|
|1964||Alathur Sivasubramanya Iyer||Vocalist|
|1963||Budalur Krishnamurthi Sastrigal||Gottuvadhyam player|
|1962||Papa K. S. Venkataramiah||Violinist|
|1961||Thiruvidaimarudur Veerusami Pillai||Nagaswaram player|
|1960||T. K. Jayarama Iyer||Violinist|
|1959||Madurai Mani Iyer||Vocalist|
|1958||G. N. Balasubramaniam||Vocalist / Composer|
|1957||Mysore T. Chowdiah||Violinist|
|1956||Thiruveezhimizhalai Subramanya Pillai||Nagaswaram Player|
|1955||Marungapuri Gopalakrishna Iyer||Violinist|
|1954||Chittur Subramanya Pillai||Vocalist|
|1953||Thirupampuram N. Swaminatha Pillai||Flautist|
|1952||Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer||Veena player|
|1951||Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar||Vocalist|
|1950||Karur Chinnaswamy Iyer||Violinist|
|1949||Mudicondan Venkatarama Iyer||Vocalist|
|1948||Kumbakonam Rajamanickam Pillai||Violinist|
|1947||Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer||Vocalist|
|1946||No Award Given||N/A|
|1945||Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer||Vocalist|
|1944||T. L. Venkatarama Iyer||Musicologist|
|1943||Palladam Sanjiva Rao||Flautist|
|1942||Mazhavarayanendal Subbarama Bhagavatar||Vocalist|
|1941||Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu||Violin player|
|1940||Kallidaikurichi Vedanta Bhagavatar||Harikatha exponent / Composer|
|1939||Musiri Subramania Iyer||Vocalist|
|1938||Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar||Vocalist|
|1937||Agaramangudi Chidambara Bhagavatar||Harikatha exponent|
|1936||Umayalapuram Swaminatha Iyer||Vocalist|
|1935||Mysore Vasudevachar||Composer / Vocalist|
|1934||T. S. Sabesha Iyer||Vocalist|
|1933||K. Ponniah Pillai||Composer / Pedagogue|
|1932||Tiger Varadachariar||Vocalist / Composer / Pedagogue|
|1931||Pazhamaneri Swaminatha Iyer||Vocalist / Violinist|
|1930||Harikesanallur Muthiah Bhagavatar||Composer / Vocalist / Harikatha exponent / Gottuvadhyam player|
|1929||T. V. Subba Rao (musicologist) and M. S. Ramaswamy Iyer (musicologist)||Musicologists|
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Sangeeta may refer to:
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