The prestigious Kalaimamani awards were presented to 72 artistes from various fields of art and culture at a ceremony held yesterday (28th Nov.) at Chennai. The function was presided by the Honorable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Kalaignar Karunanidhi. The Governor of Tamil Nadu, Surjit Singh Barnala was also present.The personalities who were presented with the honor belonged to various fields including music, drama, dance, fine arts, literature TV and cinema.The recipients from the cine field were director Cheran actors, Bharath, Sundar C, Vineeth, Pasupathi, Vaiyapuri, actresses Asin, Meera Jasmine, Nayanthara, Shobhana and veteran Saroja Devi. Composer Harris Jayaraj, art director Krishnamurthy, cinematographer R.D. Rajashekhar, Vedha Pudhidhu Kannan, still photographer Chithra Swaminathan and producer/exhibitor Abhirami Ramanathan were among the others awarded.However, Cheran, Nayanthara, Shobhana, Meera Jasmine and Saroja Devi were not present to receive the honor.