Elections were held on November 6, 2005 to elect a president, four vice-presidents, two trustees, four joint secretaries, a treasurer and 12 other members for Music Academy, one of the foremost art organizations in Chennai. N Murali, Joint Managing Director of The Hindu, was elected President; Lakshmi Viswanathan, Maithreyi Ramadurai, Mano Bhaktavatsalam and M S Pattabhiraman as vice-presidents; C V Karthik Narayanan and P Obul Reddy as trustees and R Ramakrishnan as treasurer.

Canadian dancer Jai Govinda's real name is Benoit Villeneuve.

The great Kattumannarkoil Muthukumara Pillai spotted the talent of M K Saroja and her sister Selvamani who hailed from a traditional Mudaliar family, took them under his wing and groomed them in the art of Bharatanatyam.

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