The book release was held on the occasion of the 90th birthday felicitation for Sangita Kalasikhamani Sri S. Rajam on 28 February 2009 at the TAG Center in Chennai – Photos by S.S. Kumar (Oxford University Press)
The Oxford Illustrated Companion to South Indian Classical Music (2nd rev. ed. 2009) was released by Sri N. Murali (Managing Director of The Hindu) and presented to Sri S. Rajam by Smt. Mini Krishnan (Consulting Editor, Oxford University Press Chennai) – Report: The Hindu, Friday Review, Chennai 6 March 2009.