Awardees At LGMF
Subsequently the award has been presented to eminent artists creative geniuses and living legends. The Lakshminarayana International Award has been conferred upon the following eminent personalities: Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Dr. Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Smt. M. S. Subbulakshmi, Pandit V G Jog, Jean-Luc Ponty, Pandit Jasraj, Ustad Bismillah Khan, Al Jarreau George, Duke Stanley Clarke, Arve Tellefsen, Ivry Gitlis, Pandit Birju Maharaj, Sri. B K S Iyengar, Dr. Gangubai Hangal, Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, Smt. D K Pattammal, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Dr. R. K. Srikantan, Sri. Purna Das Baul, Pandit Ram Narayan, Hubert Laws Øystein Baadsvik, Roby Lakatos, Sri. Ilaiyaraaja, Vadim Repim Liepaja Symphony Orchestra, Sri. T K Murthy and Prof. T N Krishnan.
Lord Ganesha in the Hindu pantheon is the first God one prays to in order to remove obstacles. Tanjore painting is a specialized art form from the Tanjore region of Tamil Nadu India. This form of painting incorporates gold leaf work and semi-precious gems. Each painting is a specially commissioned work of art.