At a glittering ceremony in Rashtrapathi Bhavan, actor - choreographer Prahudeva, drummer Shivamani, spiritualist Bangaru Adigalar among others from Tamilnadu received Padmashree awards from President Ram Nath Kovind this morning. Bangaru Adigalar is the president of Adiparasakthi Charitable Medical Educational and Cultural Trust. He is called 'Amma', meaning mother in Tamil, by his followers and devotees of the Adhiparasakthi temple.
Shivamani plays many instruments including drums, octoban, darbuka, udukai, ghatam and kanjira. He performed drumming during the IPL Championships in 2008 and 2010. He is affiliated with the Chennai Super Kings team, but gained recognition through his role as AR Rahman's lead percussionist. Prabhudeva has worked in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada films. In a career spanning 25 years, he has performed and designed a wide range of dancing styles and has garnered two National Film Awards for Best Choreography. He is often referred to as the Indian Michael Jackson.