He has been starring at many arts events back in Chennai.
Former DGP of Tamil Nadu, Natarajan is also a special guest.
As is the local district collector and the entire Natyanjali Trust team, the group which runs this fest.
Sambandam, secretary says that over 70 performances are scheduled this year, 40 of which are solo recitals.
The Trustees work closely with a team of the Deekshitars.
Every evening, a senior priest is invited on stage to say a few words.
Two others who have always been great supporters are Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) and the Annamalai University. Their reps are also on stage.