CMD's Kalanidhi Award 2007 goes to the Dhananjayans 
November 28, 2007 

Center for Music and Dance, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, under the Chairmanship of Prof.(Dr) G Balamohan Thambi (Former Vice Chancellor, Kerala University)  had instituted the KALANIDHI title and award to performing artistes above 60 years of age only. They select artiste couples of eminence by a special jury. The backbone of this 23 year old institution are Sushama Subramaniyan and her husband Kaniyampuzha Subramaniyan.  

This is the fifth year they are honouring deserving artistes without any political or social pressure or tag attached to the function. His Highness Marthanda Varma, Maharaja of Thiruvananthapuram, has been the sole presiding dignitary to disburse this title and award which lend a serenity and dignity to the function. 

The Dhananjayans receive the citation and insignia from Maharaja Marthanda Varma Thamburan. 
Others in the pic are Prof. Dr. Balamohan Thambi and Subramaniyan
Apart from the celebrated couple Bharatanaatyam artistes VP Dhananjayan and Shanta Dhananjayan, the other couple who received the Kalanidhi award on November 25, 2007 are Pramukhan (musician-vocalist, who can handle almost 30 instruments with equal proficiency) and wife Kalamandalam Money (Bharatanaatyam & Mohinaattam  exponent). 

The young talent award BALARATNA was awarded to child artist KS Harisankar, who is an accredited Carnatic concert singer and excellent mridangam player. He is the grandson of the great musician Prof. K Omanakutty Amma.