Kasim & Babu - Awards
Honors received by the Brothers:
- The brothers are presently Special Nadhaswaram Artistes of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams.
- Kasim-Babu have also been honored and appointed as the Asthana Vidhwans of Sri Sharada Peetham of Sringeri Math, by His Holiness Sri Sri Bharati Teertha Mahaswamiji, at Sringeri. The brothers were conferred with the title of “Nadhaswara Nadhamani” by His Holiness Jayendra Saraswathi Swamy of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam and appointed as the Asthana Vidhwans of Sri Kanchi kamakoti Peetham.
Honors Receicved by Kasim:
- Top Grade Artist” by All India Radio and Doordarshan (Prachar Bharati) Government of India.
- Kala Saraswathy” Award has been conferred on him by Mother Theresa at Hyderabad in 1987.
- Pongu Tamil Development Trust at Chennai honored Kasim with Gold medal and citation in the year 2002.
- The much-coveted “Kalaimamani” Award was conferred on him by the Govt.of Tamilnadu in Nov.2003 in a function held at Chennai by the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu Selvi.J.Jayalaitha.
- Kasim has been appointed as the member of the Executive Board and Governing body member of South Zone Cultural Center, Thanjavur, by the Govt., of Tamil Nadu.