The Dr. M.S. Subbulakshmi Centenary Awards were presented on September 13 at a ceremony in Mumbai to seven of India’s most-respected women artistes — vocalists Girija Devi, Kishori Amonkar, Aruna Sairam and Vishaka Hari; dancers Yamini Krishnamurthy and Vyjayantimala Bali; and Pandavani exponent Teejan Bai. M.S. Subbulakshmi’s birth centenary celebrations, which began last year at the Sri Shanmukhananda hall, is concluding with a week-long festival that began on September 12. Each of the awardees was given a shawl, a cut-out of Ms Subbulakshmi, a cheque of Rs. 1 lakh and a CD with a collection of her songs.