First Fine Arts Festival
Celebrated as Thematic Performances on all days
Venue: Rama Rao Kalamandap, Habibullah Road, T.Nagar.
 
Inaugurated by Smt.M.S.Subbulakshmi and Sri.Sadasivam, Chief Guest - Suresh Krishna, Managing Director , Sundram Fasteners. In this festival, all the concerts were thematic performances and it was sponsored by Mr.Seshasayee, Managing Director of Ashok Leyland.

Theme : Kritis in retrospect

O.S.Thiagaran(Vocal) - Delhi Sunderrajan(Violin) - R.Ramesh(Mrudangam)

   
Theme : Four hour concert
Neyveli Santhanagopalan (Vocal) - Thirupparkadal Veeraraghavan (Violin) - Mannargudi A.Easwaran (Mrudangam) & Vaikom Gopalakrishnan (Ghatam)
   
Theme : Apoorva Ragas
B.V.Balsai (Flute) - Sriram Parasuram (Flute) - Palghat Raghu (Mrudangam) & T.V.Vasan(Ghatam)
   
Theme : Krishna Geetham
Ashok Ramani (Vocal) - V.V.Ravi (Violin) - Thiruvarur Bakthavatsalam(Mrudangam) & E.M.Subramaniam(Ghatam)
   
Theme : Ragam Tanam Pallavi Concert
Vijay Siva (Vocal) - B.Gayathri(Violin)-Trichur Narendran(Mrudangam) & V.Suresh(Ghatam)
   
Theme : Great Composers of Mysore
Nagamani Srinath(Vocal) - Meera Sivaramakrishnan(Violin)-V.Ramaiah(Mrudangam) & Pudukkottai Ramachandran(Ghatam)
   
Theme : 20th Century Tamil Composers
Sanjay Subrahmaniam(Vocal) - T.Rukmini(Violin)-Vellore Ramabadran(Mrudangam)
   
Theme : Trinity Compositions
Bharathanatyam by Smt.Chitra Visweswaran