Karnataka State Award
“Shehnai Chakravarthy” - PANDIT DR. S.BALLESH BHAJANTRI receives “ KARNATAKA KALASHRI ", KARNATAKA STATE AKADEMI AWARD (2019), The Highest Award given for a Musician in the State, Given by Karnataka State Government, (Karnataka Sangeeta Nritya Academy, Bangalore), given to a Musician, honored by Minister for Tourism and Kannada and Culture Shri. C.T. Ravi and Ganakalabhushana RK Padmanabha Carnatic Vocalist, S. Rangappa Director Kannada Culture Dept and Vidwan Shri. Anoor Anantha Krishna Chairman of Karnataka Sangeeta Nritya Academy, Award ceremony held at Ravindra Kalashetra Bangalore.