It is a very great honour to have been chosen as this year’s Sangeetha Kalanidhi awardee by the Music Academy, Chennai. I would like to thank all my gurus who taught me this wonderful art form, my parents, family and the Carnatic music community for supporting me. Thanks for all your good wishes. It has been so spontaneous and overwhelming from all quarters, that it will take a couple of weeks for me to put my feet on the ground. I am just floating in the air like Madurai Mani Iyer’s Thaaye yashoda! A special shout out to all the well wishers on Twitter & Facebook especially. I promise to continue to perform to the best of my abilities and I look forward to more exciting musical times ahead.