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    AWARDS
  • TAGORE AKADEMI PURASKAR - 2011
    Conferred by Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi
  • Bharat Ratna Dr. M.S. Subbulakshmi Best Teacher
    of the Year Award - 2006, Conferred by
    Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts & Sangeetha Sabha
  • Receiving the Rashtra Sanskritik Puraskar
  • Silver Plaque from Murli Deora
  • Shreshta Kala Acharya Award

  • FELICITATIONS
  • Being felicitated at the Music Symposium
  • Hema Malini honours Guru Rajee at the Nrityodaya
    Jubilee function
  • Rasika Ranjani Sabha, Chennai felicitates Guru Rajee
  • Abhinaya Institute, Mumbai felicitates Guru Rajee

  • MUSIC CONCERTS
  • Music concert at Tirunelveli for the Tirukurangudi
    Ladies Club
  • Hindi bhajans and light music for Bovi Association
  • With her brother, Sri N. Gopal, at a Rotary function
  • Carnatic music concert at the Bhulabhai Memorial Institute

  • WITH CONTEMPORARIES
  • With M.S. Subbalakshmi
  • With Guru Mahalingam Pillai, Sri Rajarajeshwari
    Bharata Natya Kala Manram
  • Lec-Dem with Smt. Saroja Vaidyanathan
  • With Smt. Alamelu Mani, at Rama Krishna Ratnanjali
  • Guru Kalyanasundaram with Guru Rajee at a book
    release function

  • WITH STUDENTS
  • With Meenakshi Seshadri and her mother,
    Sundari Seshadri
  • Presented with a shawl by Anita Ratnam
  • Guru Rajee poses with her students
  • Guru Rajee with her students during Vijaya Dashami

  • HER PERFORMING YEARS
  • A folk dance and dressed as Shiva
  • A folk dance and Bharatanatyam in the traditional costume

  • AS A CHILD STAR
  • A young Guru Rajee acts in the movie 'Bala Bhaktan'
  • Baby Rajee, when she cut her first HMV disc
  • 'The Child Devotee' Guru Rajee in Bala Bhaktan
  • Baby Rajee in the Tamil film, 'Sakti Maya'


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Receiving the Rashtra Sanskritik Puraskar.....
the Lifetime Achievement Award (1997 - 98) from
the then Governor of Maharashtra, Mr. P.C. Alexander
Sept. 1998.
In 1977, Guru Rajee completed 25 years as a guru.
She was commemorated with a silver plaque by the
then Mayor of Mumbai, Sri Murli Deora. Seen in
picture are Vimla Patil, Guru Rajee, Murli Deora and
eminent Kathak danseuse Damayanti Joshi.
Shreshta Kala Acharya, the title bestowed on
Guru Rajee by the Madhya Pradesh government, 1986. The then Chief Minister, Sri Motilal Vora
does the honours.
Music Symposium, March 2000, at Shanmukhananda
Auditorium. Sri Mahadevan, a senior musicologist,
felicitates Guru Rajee. She presented a paper on
'Bharati Triumvirates'.
Hema Malini honours Guru Rajee at the
Nrityodaya Jubilee function, 2001.
Padma Subramaniam
looks on.
Rasika Ranjani Sabha, Chennai felicitates
Guru Rajee in November, 1983, for her meritorious
service to the Fine Arts, for over 3 decades. Eminent
novelist, Smt. Kamala Sadagopan presents a shawl.
Abhinaya Institute, Mumbai felicitates Guru Rajee at
the Arangetram of their student, Meghana Varadan,
24th June, 2001.
Guru Rajee gives a music concert at Tirunelveli for the
Tirukurangudi Ladies Club Anniversary - 1956.
Guru Rajee sings Hindi bhajans and light music for
Bovi Association, Mumbai, in 1968. The concert was
held at King George School Hall.
Light music programme by Guru Rajee with her
brother, Sri N. Gopal, at a Rotary function in
Chembur, Mumbai, 1969.
Rajee Narayan's Carnatic music concert at the
Bhulabhai Memorial Institute.
Guru Rajee with M.S. Subbalakshmi
... at an Arangetram.
Lec-Dem in New Delhi, with Smt. Saroja
Vaidyanathan
. Guru Rajee spoke on Varnams - 1992.
Guru Rajee with Smt. Alamelu Mani, well-known
music guru of Mumbai at Rama Krishna Ratnanjali -
an evening of classical Carnatic music, presented by
Nehru Centre in collaboration with Nritya Geethanjali,
18th February, 1998 at Nehru Centre Auditorium,
Mumbai.
Guru Kalyanasundaram with Guru Rajee.... at the
book release function of Nritya Geeta Mala - Vol 2.
Nritya Geethanjali Silver Jubilee Function, 1990.
Guru Rajee with Meenakshi Seshadri and her
mother, Sundari Seshadri.
Guru Rajee is presented with a shawl by
Anita Ratnam
, during the performance of Nritya
Geethanjali students, at the Salangai Oli Festival,
Chennai, Dec-Jan, 1999-2000.
At the release funtion of her book Nritya Geeta Mala
- Vol 2
, Guru Rajee poses with her students and the
accompanying artistes.
Standing Left to Right are Shri. Chandran, Jatinder,
Smt. Jaya, Guru Rajee, Jaishree, Prabha and
Shri Shyam Sunder. Seated Left to Right are
Ragini, Nisha, Sukanya, Mrudula and Lavanya.
Guru Rajee with her students... from the tiny tots
to the seniors.... during Vijaya Dashami.
Guru Rajee performing a folk dance... and in Siva
costume, 11th Dec. 1952, Madurai.
Guru Rajee performing a folk dance.... and in a
traditional Bharatanatyam costume.
A young Guru Rajee acts in the movie
'Bala Bhaktan' - 1938.
Baby Rajee, when she cut her first HMV disc at the
age of four and a half. She sang 2 Carnatic classical
songs, in Telugu.
'The Child Devotee' ....... Guru Rajee in
Bala Bhaktan - 1938.
Baby Rajee in the Tamil film, 'Sakti Maya' - 1938.
With Guru Mahalingam Pillai, Sri Rajarajeshwari
Bharata Natya Kala Manram
Bharat Ratna Dr. M.S. Subbulakshmi Best Teacher of the Year Award - 2006
Bharat Ratna Dr. M.S. Subbulakshmi Best Teacher
of the Year Award - 2006, Conferred by
Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts & Sangeetha Sabha
TAGORE AKADEMI PURASKAR - 2011
TAGORE AKADEMI PURASKAR - 2011
Conferred by Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi
 
 

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