AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • PADMABHUSHAN award from Govt of India.
  • National award for Master craftsmanship by the President of India, in 1973.
  • Professorship conferred by Madras University in 1978.
  • Nallaasiriyar Virudhu (Best teacher award) of Tamilnadu Government in 1985.
  • Kalai Kuzhu Chemmal (fellowship) with cash award by State Lalitha Kala Academy, Madras in 1985
  • Tulsi Sammaan Award of Madhya Pradesh, 1989 (Rupees one lakh equally shared by three artists)
  • Emeritus Professor of the Ministry of Human Resource, (Department of Culture), Government of India, New Delhi from 1992 – 1994
  • Honorary Fellowship of the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), 1993.
  • Honorary Doctoral Degree in Vedic Science by Maharishi Vedic University, Holland on 29.10.95.
  • Adeenam Sthapati, Kauai Adeenam, Saiva Siddhanta Church, Hawaii, USA from 1982 – till date.
  • Blessed and nurtured by Paramacharyal of Kanchi, Paramacharyal of Sringeri, Paramacharyal of Ahobila mutt.
  • Rajah Sir Muthiah Chettiar Birthday Commemoration Award, Rupees 1.00 lakh in 1997.
  • Honoured by Poojya Swami Dayananda Saraswati for designing a Siva Temple at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Anaikatti, Coimbatore in Chennai on 13.10.98
  • Recipient of the Kamban Adipodi Memorial Award by the Kamban Kazhakam, Chennai, awarded on the occassion of their Silver Jubliee celebrations, on the 11th of August 2000.
  • Recipient of the Kalaignar Award by the Azhvarkal Aayvu Mayyam on the 20th of August 2000. Cash award of Rs.25,000/-
  • Kalaimamani Award by the Iyal Isai Nadaka Mandram, Chennai on the 25th of November 2000.
  • Recipient of the ‘Bharathi Award’ instituted by the Vaanavil Cultural Foundation, Chennai on the 9th of December 2000.
  • Recipient of Gnanaoli Ambassador for Peace Award by VGP Temple of World peace, Chennai, on 18th November 2001.
  • Recipient of The Bhishma Award of The Ashram Group of Schools and Colleges, Chennai, on 3rd December 2001.
  • Recipient of Kapilavanar Award conferred by Thirukkovalur Cultural Forum, Cuddalore installed after the renowned Tamil poet Kapilar of Sangam age, on 19th July 2002.
  • Recipient of Shilp Guru conferred by the office of the Development Commissioner (Handi Crafts), Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India on the
    special occasion of the Golden Jubilee of Handi Crafts Resurgence in India, New Delhi, 2002.

Titles Conferred

  • Vaastu Vedi by Viswakarma Shilpis of Madras.
  • Vaastu Vignani, by American Indians of Washington D.C., USA.
  • Adhunika Vishwakarma by American Indians of South Florida, Miami, USA.
  • Thennaga Mayan-by University teachers under the auspices of Alagappa University, Karaikudi.
  • Vishwakarma Jagat Guru, by American Indians of Washington DC, USA.
  • Pranava Vedi, by American Indians of Omaha, Nebraska State, USA.
  • Silpakalanidhi, by His Holiness Alagiya Singar of Ahobilamutt.
  • Silpakala Rathnam, by His Holiness Sri Sankaracharya of Kanchi Mutt.
  • Silpakala Chakravarthi, by Viswakarma Artists of Bangalore in 1976.
  • Silpakala Nipuna by Viswakarma Shilpis of Srilanka.
  • Silpakala Sagaram, by Sri Saw.Ganesan Kamban Adipodi, Kamban Trust, Karaikudi.

Membership

  • All India Handicrafts Board, New Delhi.
  • South Zone Cultural Centre, Tanjore.
  • Indian Council of Cultural Affairs, New Delhi.
  • Was a Member, Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeta, Thirupati – A Central Govt. Institution doing research work on Agamas and on Agamakosha.
  • Was a Director on the Board of Directors of Syndicate Bank, Indian Bank and Central Bank of India representing interests of Craftsmen.
  • Was a Member of Pancharatra Parishodhana Parishad, Triplicane, Madras.
  • President, All India Maharishi Sthapatya Veda Vidwat Parishad, Holland.
  • Member, Expert Committee for Publication, TMS Saraswathi Mahal Library, Tanjore.
  • Member, Advisory Council, Department of Sculpture, Tamil University, Tanjore.
  • Member, Experts Committee for preparing ‘ Encyclopedia of Hinduism’, Chennai.
  • Member, Board of Studies for Fine Arts, Venkateshwara University, Thirupati, Andhra.
  • Director, Poompuhar, The Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd.. (A Govt. of Tamil Nadu undertaking).
  • Member, State Lalitkala Academy, Chennai.

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