Winners for the Global Oottukkadu Venkata Kavi Competition

Esteemed Judges


Every credit to the judges Vidushi Akkarai Shubhalakshmi, Vidushi Sankari Krishnan, Vidwan Sikkil C Gurucharan and Vidwan Suryaprakash Ramachandran who meticulously went over the entries amidst their busy performing schedule. The judges were extremely impressed with the overall effort and quality of the renditions and specially emphasised that in some cases, those who lost our very marginally.
Special thanks to Smt Revathi Subramanian and Shri Suresh Subramanian for sponsoring the first prize in all caregories in memory of Shri Kallur Krishnamurthi Sastri and an anonymous donor for Prize in diction. We are pleased to announce that we will be sending out cash prizes worth $1000 in total to the prize winners. Hearty Congratulations again!



Kallur Krishnamurthi Sastri First Prize: Kavya Nagasai Suravajhela (Chicago, USA)
2nd Prize – Arjun Suresh (Madison, USA)
3rd Prize  – Emilija Kercan (Slovenia), Nihal Josyula (Seattle, USA) & Janani Acharya (Bangalore)
Special Mention – Kaustubh Chandra Mouli Manikandan (Singapore) & Sanjana Ganesh Prasad (Netherlands)
Prize for Diction in Junior Category:  Kavya Nagasai Suravajhela


Kallur Krishnamurthi Sastri First Prize: Magizhan Paridhi (India) & Magantharen Balakistan (Australia)
2nd Prize  – Anirudh Raja (San Jose) & Aditya Anandan (San Jose)
3rd Prize – Nihaarika Mohanarangan (Madison, USA)
Prize for Diction in Senior Category:  Magizhan Paridhi


Kallur Krishnamurthi Sastri First Prize: Archana Upadhyaya & Samanvi Udupi (Mangalore)
2nd Prize – Ganesh Raman (Los Angeles) & Pranav Kikkeri (Dallas)
Prize for Diction in Performer Category: Archana Upadhyaya & Samanvi Udupi
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