Awards

Narasimhachari has the unique distinction of having received appreciation and awards from five presidents of the country. Proving correct the cliché that behind every successful man is a woman, Vasanthalakshmi too shared the honours he received from four of the five distinguished premiers.

Recently, Narasimhachari and Vasanthalakshmi received the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (2008) for Kuchipudi by HH Hon’ble President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil.

LIST OF AWARDS for both Bharathanatyam and Kuchipudi-

  • Narasimhachari and Vasanthalakshmi have been awarded the Kalaimamani by the Government of Tamilnadu
  • The Nrithya Choodamani by the Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai.
  • The title “Nritya Ratna” has been conferred by the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (Coimbatore Kendra)
  • The Lalitha Kala Vedika Gold Medal.
  • The Kala Vipanchee award  which is given to the doyens in the field of fine arts was conferred upon the Narasimhacharis by Padma Vibhushan Dr. Balamurali Krishna.
  • The Pollachi Tamil Isai Sangam honoured them in recognition of their exemplary contribution to the field of bharathanatyam.
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi Award by the President of India Smt.Pratibha Patel for their unmatched knowledge and contributions to the field of Kuchipudi.
  • The Narasimhacharis were conferred the ParamAcharya Awards for 2011.