Indian classical music has got the greatness of tuning even a layman in to a musical intonation through its aesthetic beauty. Thillana is one such music blended with few syllables, words of poetic beauty and brisk tempo tuned in a mellifluous raga binds and elates the listeners. Sung generally during the end of the concert, Thillana makes the presentation complete and captivates the audience
Mangalampalli Balamurali Krishna was an Indian Carnatic vocalist, musician, multi-instrumentalist, playback singer, composer, and character actor. He has garnered two National Film Awards (1976, 1987), the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1975, the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian honor in 1991, for his contribution towards arts, the Mahatma Gandhi Silver Medal from UNESCO in 1995, the Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 2005, the Sangeetha Kalanidhi by Madras Music Academy in 1978, and the Sangeetha Kalasikhamani in 1991, by the Fine Arts Society, Chennai to name a few.