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Marking Important Moments Praised By Newspapers

1 A DAY TO CHERISH - THE SHANMUKHA, JANUARY 1982

The child artist Balaji trained under Mridangam vidwan Tiruchi Raghava Iyer played with proficiency and punch' accompanying no less an artiste than T. N. Krishnan in a violin solo on Sunday morning at the Shanmukhananda Mini Hall. . . ..

2MRIDANG AWARD - INDIAN EXPRESS, BOMBAY 12-1-1983

Master Balaji, a 13-year-old eighth standard student of St. Joseph's High School, Wadala, has bagged the prestigious Dr. Henry Cowell Award for the "Best Junior Mridangist" at the annual festival of the Madras Music Academy. It was presented on January 1st, 1983. . . .

3 HINDUSTANI-CARNATIC DIALOGUE NEEDED - THE TIMES OF INDIA, 4-10-1983

Sakuntala Narasimhan who presented the programme of unification of the Hindustani and Carnatic systems did well at the Dadar-Matunga cultural centre.... Special praise is due to the 14-year old C. N. Balaji who gave her superb support on the mridangam. His tani avartanam interlude was a contribution that sounded rather too good for his age. . . .

4 ROVING MUSIC - INDIAN EXPRESS, BOMBAY

Maharajapuram Nagarajan sang under the auspices of Shanmukhapriya on Tuesday 19th April 1983 at Chedda Nagar. . . Balaji proved that he was an up and coming mridangist by the way he played....

5 STAR PERFORMANCE - THE HINDU, MADRAS 30-12-1983

The violin duet by Kumaresan and Ganesan was a star performance at the Indian Fine Arts Society, Madras. More than the violinist, midget Balaji stole the show with his nimble fingers on the mridangam. . .

6 A PROMISING YOUNG MUSICIAN - THE INDIAN EXPRESS, MADRAS

R. Sunder sang extremely well on the 23rd Dec. afternoon at the Music Academy, Madras for which A. Sundaresan played on the violin and Master Balaji on mridangam. The 14-year old mridangist, Balaji claimed attention with his extremely versatile range of artistry. . . .

7 A PROMISING YOUNG MUSICIAN - THE HINDU, 27-1-1984

Over 600 musicians took part in Thyagaraja Aradhana at Tiruvayur... .. The 137th Aradhana celebrations of Sadguru Thyagaraja which concluded here on January 23rd 1984 will go down as one of the best organised one with over 600 artistes participated... Youngster Balaji of Bombay also caught the eye with his mridangam performance. . . .