The Acharya Choodamani (teacher) award was instituted by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha (Chennai) in 2002.

The late Kasturi Srinivasan, former editor of The Hindu, was one of the persons instrumental in getting the land for the Music Academy (Chennai). It is as recognition of his contribution that the mini hall has been named after him.

Konnakol is the name given to the oral articulation of rhythmic phrases or sollus. The word is derived from the Telugu phrase 'konu kolu' meaning 'a measuring rod.' It is the Carnatic music equivalent of the Hindustani bols.

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