Karnataka State Award
“Shehnai Chakravarthy” - PANDIT DR. S.BALLESH BHAJANTRI receives “ KARNATAKA KALASHRI ", STATE AKADEMI AWARD (2019) 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.