State & National Awards

State Awards - Pandit Ballesh is honored by 4 states,

  • Tamilnadu State Government honored him and his son Dr. Krishna Ballesh Jointly with Tamilnadu State’s Highest Civilian Award, Kalaimamani (Joint Award) in 2020, award given by Honorable Chief Minister Shri. Dr. Edappadi K. Palaniswami,

  • Karnataka State Government honored him with the Karnataka Kalashree in 2019 (Karnataka State Akademi Award), Given by the Honorable Minister for Kannada and Culture Shri. C.T. Ravi in presence of Chairperson Karnataka Sangeetha Nritya Academy

  • Andhra Pradesh State Government honored him with the SriKalahasti Aasthana Vidwan Award in 2006 at SriKalahasti Temple, in Chittoor by Deputy commissioner.

  • Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and India Tourism, Arts & Culture Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh honored him with " Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan Kala Samman 2021 " (Joint Award), along with his son Dr. Krishna Ballesh, and the Award Jointly honored by Ustad Bismillah Khan family members his son Ustad Nazim Hussain Bismillah Khan Sahab.

  • Ministry of Culture, Government of India conferred Sanskriti Samman Samagam 2021 National Award (Joint Award along with his son Krishna Ballesh) by Shri. Kailash Vijayvargiya, National General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party and Dr. Bharat Sharma, Executive Board Member - National Culture Fund.

  • Andhra Pradesh State Government conferred him with Ugadi Puraskarm 2006 Award by Chief Minister Shri. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy of A.P.

  • He was conferred with "The Honorary Doctorate" D.Litt., award (Honoris Causa) by The International Tamil University.

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PANDIT Dr. S. BALLESH, Jointly received with Son Dr. Krishna Ballesh, prestigious " THE STATE AWARD", The HIGHEST CIVILIAN Award " KALAIMAMANI - 2020 (JOINT AWARD)", given by Tamilnadu State Government by our Honorable Chief Minister of Tamilnadu Dr. Shri. Edappadi K. Palaniswami, in presence of Deputy Chief Minister O. Pannerselvam and Tamil Development and Official Language Minister Mafoi. Pandiarajan, Information Minister Kadambur Raju and Chief Secretary Rajiv Ranjan, Chairman Thenisai Thendral Deva, Tamil Nadu Eyal Isai Nataka Mandram - AWARD CITATION WITH (5) FIVE SOVEREIGN GOLD MEDAL, SHAWL AND FLOWER GARLAND