Three artistes and one sabha executive were decorated with awards on the opening day of the 48th Art Festival of Kartik Fine Arts sabha, held on December 1 at Narada Gana Sabha.
They were vocalist K. Bharat Sundar, classical dancer, Aishwarya Ananth Karthik, multi-faceted musician-composer Rajkumar Bharathi and M. Sekar of R. R. Sabha, Tiruchi.
This Sabha traditionally launches the Season on the first day of December.
In most cases, the launch events are poorly attended. At this event, there were only a handful of people in a auditorium that seats over 700.