No. 
Year 
Inaugrated by 
Presided over by and the
Title of Sangeetha Kalasikhamani conferred on 
1st 
1933 
The Hon’ble Dr.Raja Sir S.Rm. Annamalai 
Sri W. Doraiswamy Aiyengar 
2nd 
1934 
Sri.V.V. Srinivasa Iyengar B.A., B.L. 
Sri V.V. Srinivasa Iyengar B.A., B.L., 
3rd 
1935 
Sri K.V.Reddy Naidu, K.C.I.E. 
Keerthanacharya C.R. Sreenivasa Iyengar, B.A. 
4th 
1936 
Lady. M. Venkata Subbarao 
Prof.P.Sambamurthi B.A., B.l. 
5th 
1937 
Sri.B.Gopala Reddy 
Sri.S. Sathyamurthy 
6th 
1938 
His Highness The Yuvaraja of Mysore 
Sri. Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar 
7th 
1939 
Srimathi Rukmini Devi 
Sri.M.S. Ramaswamy Iyer, B.A., B.L. B.T., 
8th 
1940 
H.H. The Maharaja of Travancore 
Sri.Kallidaikurichi Vedanta Bhagavathar 
9th 
1941 
The Maharaja of Pithapuram 
Prof.D.Venkataswamy Naidu 
10th 
1942 
Sri.M.Venkatasubba Rao 
Mazhavarayanendai Sri Subbarama Bhagavathar 
11th 
1943 
Dr.S.Radhakrishnan 
Sri Palladam Sanjeeva Rao 
12th 
1944 
Sri M.Ct.M.Chidambaram Chettiar 
Sri.M.S.Ramaswamy Iyer, B.A, B.L., L.t., 
13th 
1945 
Sri. P.V. Rajmannar 
Sri Ananthanarayana Iyer, Dt. Judge 
14th 
1946 
Dr. A. Lakshmanaswamy Mudaliar 
Dr. T. Srinvasaraghavan 
15th 
1947 
Dr. P. Subbaroyan 
Sri T. Lakshmana Pillai, B.A., 
16th 
1948 
The Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.S.P Iyer 
Prof. R. Srinivasan, M.A., 
17th 
1949 
Sachivothama Sir C.P. Ramaswamy Iyer 
Sri.K.Vasudeva Sastry, B.A., 
18th 
1950 
Srimathi Rukmini Devi 
Brahmasri Papanasam Sivan 
19th 
1951 
Sri.T.L. Venkatarama Iyer 
Sri Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar 
20th 
1952 
Dr. U. Krishna Rau 
Sri. T.N. Swaminatha Pillai 
21st 
1953 
His Excellency Shri Sri Prakasa 
Sri. R. Krishnamurthy (“Kalki”) 
22nd 
1954 
Bharatha Ratna Sri. C. Rajagopalachariar 
Srimathi. C. Saraswathi Bai 
23rd 
1955 
Srimiathi Mrinallini Sarabhai 
Isai Arasu M.M. Dandapani Desigar 
24th 
1956 
H.H. The Maharaja of Travancore (Silver Jubilee) 
Prof. Sambamurthi, B.A., B.L., 
25th 
1957 
The Hon’ble Mr. Justice P. Rajagopalan 
Sri E.Krishna Iyer, B.A., B.L., 
26th 
1958 
Hon’ble Dr. P.V Cherian M.L.C 
Sangeetha ratna T.Chowdaiah 
27th 
1959 
Sachivothama Sir C.P. Ramaswamy iyer 
Sri K.S. Ramaswamy Sastrigal 
28th 
1960 
Shri Bishnuram Medhi 
Sri V.C. Gopalarathnam 
29th 
1961 
Kumari Vaijayanthimala 
Sri Sermadevi L.Subramania Sastrigal 
28th 
1960 
Shri Bishnuram Medhi 
Sri V.C . Gopalarathnam 
29th 
1961 
Kumari Vaijayanthimala 
Sri Sermadevi L.Subramania Sastrigal 
30th 
1962 
The Hon’ble Mr. Justice R Sadasivam 
Sri. R. Rangaramanuja Iyengar, B.A. L.T., 
31st 
1963 
Sri. M. Bhaktavatsalam 
Sri. S.Y.Krishnaswamy, I.C.S. (Retd) 
32nd 
1964 
Sri P.Chandra Reddy 
Sri Chembai Vaidynatha Bhagavathae 
33rd 
1965 
Sri Nallasenapathy Sarkarai Mandradiar 
Sri Chitoor Subramanya Pillai 
34th 
1966 
Sri D. Sanjivayya 
Sri Musiri Subramanya Aiyer 
35th 
1967 
His excellency Sardar Ujjal Singh 
Thyagaraja Bicentenary – No President 
36th 
1968 
The Hon’ble Mr.Justice K. Veeraswamy 
Sri Budalur Krishnamurthy Sastrigal 
37th 
1969 
Thiru. S. Madhavan 
Sri Papanasam Sivan 
38th 
1970 
His Excellency Dharam Veera 
Dr.S. Pinakapani, M.D. 
39th 
1971 
Dr. M. Karunanithi 
Sri Mudikondan C. Venkatarama Iyer 
40th 
1972 
His Excellency Shri. K.K. Shah 
Thiruveezhimizhalai Sri. S. Subramanya Pillai 
41st 
1973 
Sri V.R. Nedunchezhiyan 
Srimathi T. Brinda 
42nd 
1974 
The Hon’ble Mr. Justice P.R Gokulkrishnan 
Sri Semmangudi R. Srinivasier 
43rd 
1975 
Dr.Malcolm S.Adhiseshiah 
Smt. M.S. Subbulakshmi 
44th 
1976 
Sri C.V. Narasimhan 
Sri.M.D. Ramanathan 
45th 
1977 
Hon’ble Sri.P.Ramachandran 
Sri Embar vijyaraghavachariar 
46th 
1978 
Hon’ble Mr.Justice T.Ramaprasada Rao 
Smt.K.K. Pattammal 
47th 
1979 
His Excellency Praduds Patwari 
Vazhuvur Sri B.Ramiah Pillai 
48th 
1980 
Hon’ble Mr. Justice M.M.Ismail 
Sri.S.V.Sahasranamam 
49th 
1981 
His Excellency Shri Sadiq Ali 
Smt.T.Balarasaraswathi 
50th 
1982 
His Excellency Shri S.L. Khurana 
Sri.S.Balachander 
51st 
1983 
Hon’ble Thiru K.Rajaram 
Madurai Dr.S.Somasundaram 
52nd 
1984 
Dr.V.K. Narayanan Menon 
Umayaluram Sri K.Sivaraman 
53rd 
1985 
Dr.N. Mahalingam 
Sri.B. Rajam Iyer 
54th 
1986 
Dr.G.Subrahmanyam 
Dr.Guru Gopinath 
55th 
1987 
Hon’ble Thiru R.Soundararajan 
Dr.M.L.Vasanthakumari 
56th 
1988 
Sri G.V.Ramakrishna 
Sri T.S. Balakrishna Sastrigal 
57th 
1989 
Sri. P. Obul Reddy 
Sri.K.V.Narayanaswamy 
58th 
1990 
Lalgudi Jayaraman 
Sri S.K.Rajarathnam 
59th 
1991 
Sri.S.Viswanathan 
Sri.Semmangudi R.Srinivasier Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna 
60th 
1992 
Sri.T.C.A.Ramanujam 
Chidambaram Dr.V.V.Swarnavenkatesa Deekshitar 
61st 
1993 
Sri.R.Ramakrishnan 
Prof.T.N.Krishnan 
62nd 
1994 
His Excellency Sri R.Venkataraman 
Mysore V.Doreswami Iyengar 
63rd 
1995 
Dr.Nalli Kuppuswamu Chetty 
Smt.R.Vedavalli 
64th 
1996 
Sri.G.K.Moopanar 
Kunnakudi R.Vaidyanathan 
65th 
1997 
Semmangudi Sri R.Srinivasier 
Sikkil Sisters – Smt.Neela & Smt.Kunjumani 
66th 
1998 
Sri.N.Ram 
Vellore Sri.G.Ramabadran 
67th 
1999 
Hon’ble Mr.Justice S.Mohan 
Madurai Sri.T.N.Krishnan 
68th 
2000 
Hon’ble Mr.S.M.Krishna 
Madurai Sri.T.N.Seshagopalan 
69th 
2001 
Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna 
Veenai.E.Gaayathri 
70th 
2002 
Sri.T.N.Seshan 
Sri.K.J.Yesudas 
71st 
2003 
Sri.P.Obul Reddy 
Sri.Guruvayur Dorai 
72nd 
2004 
Sri.B.Rajam Iyer 
Sri. Kalyanpuram R.Aaaraavamudhachariar 
73rd 
2005 
Sri.T.N.Krishnan 
Sri.T.V. Sankaranarayanan 
74th 
2006 
Sri B.K.Krishnaraj Vanavarar 
Bombay SistersSmt.C.SarojaSmt.C.Lalitha 
75th 
2007 
Sri. V. Sethuram,President

Sri. Dr. N. Ramani 
76th 
2008 
Sri. M. R. Sivaraman, I.A.S.(Retd.)

Sri. S. Rajam 
77th 
2009 
Mrs.Prabha Sridevan

Sri. Prof. Dr. Prapuncham Sitaram 
78th 
2010 
Violin Maestro Mr.T.N.Krishnan

Mr.Manakkal S.Rangarajan 
79th 
2011 
Sri.N.Gopalaswami 
Dr.Nedunuri Krishnamurthy 
80th

2012

Sri.V.Sethuram

M.S.Gopala Krishnan
