In the Annual General meeting held on 21st November, 2022, Sri K. N. Anantharamaiah, who nourised the Academy for nearly three decades, growing it to its current stature, announced his decision to relinquish his position in the Management Committee. While he will continue to provide guidance and advice as required, he requested other members to come forward and actively engage to carry on the mission of the Academy.

We have also informed our members regarding this in a recent letter.

Many leading artists, patrons and connoisseurs of art have sent us messages thanking Sri Anantharamaiah for his yeoman service to music, and extended their best wishes.

We have reproduced some of these messages below. [Click here to view the messages] If you would like to send your own personal message, you may email the same to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will publish selected messages in these pages.

-BTM Cultural Academy.

 Messages to Sri Anantharamaiah from many leading artists and music lovers:

Vidushi Jayanthi Kumaresh:

Namaste uncle! I saw your message, it was very moving. And when I read that, I was remembering a lot of occasions when you and Appa would sit together and talk about BTM. After that you have done so much and you have taken it to a completely different level…your dedication, your enthusiasm, your energy, everything has been amazing! You have done a great service to music…kudos to your family who understood your passion…everybody is really grateful to you. Today BTM Cultural Academy is a renowned Sabha in Bangalore, I think it is completely your effort. I hope the next Committee can take over and do what you have done, and take it to the next level from where you left it. It is simply amazing! Our koti pranams to you! Wishing you a very, very healthy, safe and beautiful time ahead! Namasthe!

Vidushi Dr. Satyavathi:

I have always considered myself fortunate in being associated with a person of your calibre. It is not because you head any sabha but because of your own personality and contribution to the field that stand matchless. I sincerely wish you a long life with health and happiness.🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Vidwan S. Shankar:

I cherish my association with a rare gentleman in you sir you have been a model to many sabha managers. Wishing you all the best.

Shatavadhani Ganesh: 

I saw your message and felt very happy, my congratulations and best wishes. You don't look to be 90 years. Your energy and dedication are very good. Your services will always be remembered by the art lovers. Many Many congratulations. Namaskara. Swasthi.

Rajani Govind, Journalist:

I think of all the good deeds you have done for the BTM Sabha, there is a fire of duty and passion towards music in you that makes you stand apart from other sabha presidents....I wish u a long and healthy life ahead....All the best.

K S S Raghavan (President, Nadasurabhi)

We will miss you a lot, sir. Your immense contribution to the music field will always be remembered and we have all learnt so much from you. Our sincere pranams.

Vidushi Dr. Shobha Sashikukmar: 

I can't thank you enough for all the support you have given me. I only pray the sabha be able to continue with the vision and values that you have set for it. You are an inspiration for all those who idealise art in their lives🙏🙏🙏. The very next thought that comes to my mind after your name is BTM cultural Academy and vice versa. This cannot change for ever🙏🙏🙏

Vidushi M. S. Sheela

You have been supporting and encouraging the artistes since so many years. Special thanks for that. . We pray God to give you and your family good health. ನೀವು ಶತಾಯುಷಿಗಳಾಗಿ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಹುಟ್ಟುಹಬ್ಬವನ್ನು ಎಲ್ಲರೂ ಕೊಂಡಾಡುವಂತಾಗಲಿ.🙏🏻🙏🏻

Arvind (Karnataka Fine Arts Council):

Dear Sir, what an innings! Your seva is inspirational to us - immeasurable contribution to the field of arts🙏🙏. With the systems and processes you have put in place, BTM Cultural Academy will confidently move forward and build further on the strong foundation you have laid. 

N. S. Krishnamurthy, ex-Director, All India Radio:

How did the Academy agree to relieve you?! You had done yeomen service all these years. I am sure your guidance in carrying out the good tradition you have established will continue to guide the the next batch of office bearers. Best Wishes.

Vidushi Neela Ramgopal:

All these years you have been steering this association very successfully with noble principles that will be followed by the next set of members. I wish you and your wife a long and healthy life!

M N Srikrishnan (M A Narasimhachar Music Foundation): 

Indeed a great loss to BTM and music world in general. You have set the standards very high. Your service will be remembered and young generation should learn from you Sir.

Mysore Sathish (Vishesha Fine Arts):

Dear Anantharam, agree so much with everyone’s sentiments. You were the first Vishesha Kalaposhaka. You represent so many attributes that an ideal Kala Poshaka should have. Indeed an inspiring service to this great art form. 

Dr. Manorama, Dance Researcher:

May Almighty give more streangth to work with more power. It is my fortune that i know you personally. I cherish it.

Vidwan Ananthakrishna Sharma:

Dear sir it is very difficult to digest BTM sabha without you you have done an yeoman service to classical music and also your affection towards artists is an model for others. Take care sir I wish you good health and happiness my humble namaskarms to you and your wife.

Vidwan Sreevalsan Menon:

Hats off to you sir! What all dedication, honest management of events, great connoisseur of Art.

Vidwan H S Sudhindra:

I always cherish your good intentions in promoting artists and our music. It has been a long sweet association with you. You have always supported our institution too. Any help from my side is always for your sabha.

Vidushi Dr Sathyavathi:

What a legacy Sir!!! Hats off to you🙏🙏🙏

V M Venkatarajan (former Head of  Robert Bosch India Software):

Namasthe! It is indeed a great achievement that you brought up this BTM Cultural Academy from scratch to this mammoth institution and this is indeed no mean task. Looking back it is 30 years a great milestone. Your passion for music driven by excellent leadership skills, eye for minute details of planning and coordination have all made this achievement possible. Hats off to you!

Shankar Avalandi (Senior Govt Execurive)

Many Salutes to you sir for your invaluable service in facilitating our culture.