Noted Carnatic musician Manjapra Devesa Bhagavathar Ramanathan will get a memorial in his village Kannambra. Minister for Cultural Affairs Sri A.K. Balan has said that the memorial would be a centre for music research. The construction activities for the memorial has already begun. Apart from preserving the recordings of the musical maestro, the memorial will be equipped with facilities to train music enthusiasts.
Ramanathan was given Padmasri in 1974 and also received Sangeeta Natak Akademi Award in 1976. He breathed his last on April 27, 1984.