Awards

Classical Music Awards :

  1. Ustad Bismillah Khan KalaRatna Samman 2021 (Joint Award) along with his son in Benaras by India Tourism Varanasi, Government of India and Deepika Cultural Society of India, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

  2. Kalaimamani 2020 (Joint Award) with Dr. Krishna Ballesh Tamilnadu State’s Highest Civilian Award “ Given by Tamilnadu Government by Honorable Chief Minister Shri. Dr. Edappadi K. Palaniswami, in presence of Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, Tamil Development and Official Tamil Culture and Language Minister K. Pandiarajan, Information Minister Kadambur Raju and Chief Secretary Rajiv Ranjan and Chairman of Eyal Isai Nataka Manaram, Thenisai Thendral Shri. Deva

  3. Karnataka Kalashree 2019, State Award given by Karnataka State Government, (Karnataka State Sangeeta Nritya Academy) honored by Minister of Kannada and Culture Shri. C.T. Ravi, Carnatic Vocalist RK. Padmanabha and Chairman Vidwan Shri. Anoor Anantha Krishna Sharma

  4. MahatmaGandhi Award 2019 Gandhi 150th International Peace Festival, Gandhi World Foundation Chennai Award given in presence of Governer Thiru. Banwarilal Purohit ji

  5. Excellence In Music Award 2019 ZeeTv Awards, Chennai, Karnataka

  6. Chennai Kannada Rajyotsava Award 2018 Karnataka Rajyotsava Samithi Chennai, Karnataka

  7. Bhimsen Sammaan Award 2017 KalaVikas Parishast Gadag Karnataka

  8. Manjudas Award 2017 MohanTarangini Sangeeta Sabha, Badravathi, Karnataka

  9. Certificate of Appreciation 2017 given by Ambassador of India to Romania

  10. Smt. Leena Gupta Memorial Award 2016 given by Leena Gupta Memorial Music Foundation, Assam

  11. Nudisiri Award 2016 from 13th Kannada Nadu-Nudi-Culture Conference, The Annual Kannada Literary and Cultural Meet of Alva's Education Foundation, Mangalore

  12. Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet 2015 honor from Satguru Uday Singhji in 140th Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan in Jalandhar at Shri Devi Talab Mandir, Punjab and Haryana

  13. Vijapura District Navraspur Utsav Sangeet Sanskritika Award 2015 Kannada and Culture Depart Govts Given by District Commissioner of Vijapura, Karnataka

  14. Kittur Chennamma Sangeet Sanskritka Award 2014 Kannada & Culture Depart Govts Given by District Commissioner of Belgaum, Karnataka

  15. Sangeet Ratna Award 2014 from Bhimsen Music Foundation, Gadag, Karnataka

  16. Shehnai Nadabrahma Award 2014 Given by Sri Dasa Maha Vidhya Peetam Trust Chennai, Tamilnadu

  17. Shehnai Samrat Award 2014 Given by Dharwad Bhajantri Sangha R Dharwad, Karnataka

  18. Siddheshwar Ratna Award 2013 Siddadeshwar Samithi Vijapaura, Karnataka

  19. AsthanaVidwan Award 2013 Given by Sri Gnana Advaitha Peetam, Chennai, Tamilnadu

  20. Bagalkot District Raan Vaibhav Sanskritka Award 2012 Kannada & Culture Depart Govts Given by District Commissioner of Bagalkot,Karnataka

  21. Excellence In Instrumental Music 2011 Dr.MGR University Chennai Award given by Er. A.C.S. Arun Kumar Pro Chancellor, Tamilnadu

  22. Sannadi Appanna Kalashree Puraskar Award 2011 Sannadi Appanna Kalakar Sangha, Bagalkot, Karnataka

  23. Sangeeta Kala Prathibha Puraskar 2011 Sree Poornathrayeesa Sangeetha Sabha Kerala & Jalandhar

  24. Sangeet Kalashree Bushan 2011 Lions Clubs International Chennai, Tamilnadu

  25. AsthanaVidwan Award 2010 Sri Sripuram Peedam Award given by Pujaysri Sri Sakthi Amma, Vellore Sripuram, Tamilnadu

  26. Lifetime Achievement Award 2009 Master Ratan Sangeeta Sabha (Regd) Naya Nangal, Punjab

  27. Ustad Bismillah Khan Memorial Award 2008 from Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi Uttar Pradesh

  28. AsthanaVidwan Award 2007 Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Award given by Pujayasri Jayendra Sraswati Swamiji Association of Hindu Dharma, Tamilandu

  29. Bharat Sangeet KalaRatna Award 2006 Poona Sangeetha Sabha, Pune, Maharastra

  30. SriKalahasti Aasthana Vidwan Title 2006, (Joint Award) SriKalahasti Temple, Chittoor Andhra Pradesh Government

  31. Shehnai Chakravarthy Award 2005 Sri Guru Ganayogi Panchakshara Trust Chennai, Tamilnadu

  32. Gaurav Kalaratna Puraskar Award 2003 Kala Pradarshini Chennai, Tamilnadu

  33. Shehnai Ratna Award 2004 SGGPY Trust Chennai, Tamilnadu

  34. AsthanaVidwan Title Award 2003 of Sri Sharadha Peetham, Sringeri Math, Karnataka

  35. Surmani Puraskar Award 1986 Sur Singar Academy Bombay Award given by Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma Ex Hon'ble Governer of Maharashtra and former President of India, Maharastra

 

Film Music Awards :

  1. Mellisai Mannar M.S.Viswanathan Memorial Award 2018 Parinati Productions

  2. Man Behind 150 Million Streams 2018 Celebrating Meesaya Murukku ThinkMusic Award given by Actress Kushboo

  3. Kima Awards Kannada International Music Awards 2015 for Outstanding Contribution Organized by Taurain Bangalore Award given by Film Director and Actor T.S. Nagabharana

  4. Mellisai Mannar Award 2013 in Appreciation for outstanding contribution and dedicated services to Indian Cinema Award presented by Mellisai Mannar M. S. Viswanathan

  5. Radio Mirchi Jury Awards Winner 2009 Radio Film Music South Award given by Music Composer Naada Bhrama Hamsalekha

  6. Ramanathan Award 1999 Given by Cine Musicans Union, Chennai

 

Representation on Govt. Cultural Board :

  1. Vice President of Cine Musician's Union, (CMU) (2020 - 2022) Chennai

  2. Vice President of Cine Musician's Union, (CMU) (2018 - 2020) Chennai

  3. Former Board Member (2016 to 2018) of Karnataka Govt. Sangeeta Nirutya Academy where government honors a musician with Karnataka Kalashree Awards for notable musicians and also creates performing platform for upcoming musicians 

  4. Former Board Member of Selection Committee 2017 T Chowdaiah National Awards which decides on the music awards presented by the state by Chief Minister

  5. Former Board Member of Selection Committee 2016 State Sangeetha Vidwan National Awards which decides on the music awards presented by the state by Chief Minister or Cultural Minister in Mysore Dasara in Mysore Palace 

  6. Former Board Member of Selection Committee 2014 Tansen Samman National Awards which decides on the music awards presented by the state by Chief Minister or Cultural Minister in Tansen  Music Festival Samaroh in Gwalior Palace 

 

Recognitions :

  1. Pandit. Dr. S.Ballesh has been conferred " The Honorary Doctorate " D.Litt., award (Honoris Causa) from The International Tamil, University United States, Maryland 2017 along with Legendary Playback Singer's Dr. SP. Balasubrahmanyam, Dr. KS. Chitra, Drummer Dr. Sivamani, Dr. Nagoor Babu (Mano) and after his son Dr.Krishna Ballesh in 2019.