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Four Carnatic musicians from the state have bagged the Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar for 2013 and senior Carnatic musicologist R Sathyanarayanan has been awarded the Akademi Ratna fellowship. Singer Aruna Sairam, vocalists D Seshachari and D Raghavachari (Hyderabad Brothers), mridangam exponent Trichy Sankaran and nadaswaram player Thiruvizha Jayashankar received the award. Five Hindustani musicians also received the award for music.

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