Chief Guest 2018
Padma Shri A.Hariharan is an Indian ghazal and playback singer who has sung for Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Bhojpuri and Telugu films, and is one of the pioneers of Indian fusion music.
He is a two-time National Award winner and in 2004 was conferred with the Padma Shri by the Government of India . The son of renowned Carnatic vocalists Shrimati Alamelu and Shri H.A.S. Mani, he inherited his parents' musical talents.
Hariharan, associating with Lesle Lewis, formed Colonial Cousins, a two-member band. He has sung more than 500 Tamil songs and nearly 200 Hindi songs.