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SANGEET NATAK, LALIT KALA AKADEMI AWARDS

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Venkaiah Naidu, India's Vice President, has presented the Sangeet Natak Awards and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship for 2018 to 43 prominent musicians (4 Fellows and 40 awardees). He also delivered the Fellowships and National Awards of the Lalit Kala Akademi for 2021 to 23 persons (3 Fellows and 20 National Awards). 

Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship

  • The Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship is the highest honour conferred by the Sangeet Natak Akademi.
  • At any given moment, the Akademi Fellowship is limited to 40 grantees.
  • The winners receive Rs.3,000,000 in addition to an Angavastram and a Tamrapatra.

Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship Recipients

  1. Sonal Mansingh
  2. Jatin Goswami
  3. Zakir Hussain
  4. Thiruvidaimarudur Kuppiah Kalyanasundaram

Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards

  • This prize is given to artists working in dance, music, traditional/folk/tribal music/dance/theatre, theatre, overall contribution/scholarship in the performing arts, puppetry, and so on.
  • The winners receive Rs 1,000,000 in addition to an Angavastram and a Tamrapatra. 

Music Award Recipients

  • Carnatic Instrumental – Kumaresh Rajagopalan and Ganesh Rajagopalan (Violin (Joint Award))
  • Carnatic Vocal – Alamelu Mani
  • Hindustani Vocal – Madhup Mudgal
  • Other significant music traditions – Heisnam Ashangbi Devi (Nata Sankirtana, Manipur)
  • Hindustani Vocal – Mani Prasad
  • Carnatic Instrumental – S. Babu and S. Karim (Nagaswaram (Joint Award))
  • Carnatic Vocal – Malladi Suribabu
  • Hindustani Instrumental – Tejendra Narayan Majumdar (Santoor)
  • Hindustani Instrumental – Tarun Bhattacharya (Sarod)
  • Other Major Traditions of Music – Suresh E. Wadkar (Sugam Sangeet)
  • Other Major Traditions of Music – Shanti Hiranand (Sugam Sangeet)
Recipients in Dance
  • Manipuri- Akham Lakshmi Devi
  • Mohiniattam – Gopika Varma
  • Contemporary dance – Deepak Mazumdar
  • Kuchipudi – Pasumarthy Ramalinga Sastry
  • Kathak (Joint award) – Maulik Shah and Ishira Parikh
  • Odissi – Surupa Sen
  • Bharatanatyam – Radha Sridhar
  • Chhau – Tapan Kumar Pattanayak
  • Sattriya – Tankeshwar Hazarika Borbayan
Recipients in Theatre
  • Other Major Traditions of Theatre – Bhagawat A.S. Nanjappa (Yakshagana)
  • Other Major Traditions of Theatre – A.M. Parameswaran Chakyar (Kutiyattam)
  • Playwriting – Rajeev Naik
  • Playwriting – Laltluangliana Khiangte
  • Acting – Suhas Joshi
  • Direction – Sanjay Upadhyay
  • Acting – Teekam Joshi
  • Mime – Swapan Nandy
Recipients in Traditional/ Tribal Dance/ Music/ Folk/ Puppetry and Theatre
  • Folk Dance – Arjun Singh Dhurwey (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Puppetry – Anupama Hoskere
  • Mask Making – Hem Chandra Goswami (Assam)
  • Folk Music – Gazi Khan Barna (Khartal, Rajasthan)
  • Folk Music – Malini Awasthi (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Harikatha – Kota Satchidananda Sastry (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Folk Music – Narendra Singh Negi (Uttarakhand)
  • Folk Theatre – Mohd. Sidiq Bhagat (Bhand Pather, J&K)
  • Folk Music – Som Dutt Battu (Himachal Pradesh)
  • Folk Music – Niranjan Rajyaguru (Gujarat)
Recipients in Scholarship in Performing Arts/ Overall Contribution
  • Overall Contribution – Puru Dadheech
  • Scholarship – Diwan Singh Bajeli

The Lalit Kala Akademi Awards

These awards are given to individuals to recognise their great work in the field of art. The Akademi appoints a panel to choose the beneficiaries of this award.

Three Fellows
  1. Jyoti Bhatt
  2. Himmat Shah
  3. Shyam Sharma
Twenty Awardees

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Recipient

Sl. No.

Recipient

1

Bhola Kumar

11

Nema Ram Jangid

2

Anand Narayan Dabli

12

Mohan Bhoya

3

Devesh Upadhyay

13

Prabhu Harsoor

4

Ghanshyam Kahar

14

Nisha Chaddha

5

Digbijayee Khatua

15

Pritam Maity

6

Jagan Mohan Penuganti

16

Prem Kumar Singh

7

Kusum Pandey

17

A. Vimlanathan

8

Jintu Mohan Kalita

18

Rishi Raj Tomar

9

Manjunath Honapura

19

Suneel Kumar Kushwaha

10

Laxmipriya Panigrahi

20

Shivanand Shagoti

 

These awards are significant because they are awarded to individuals to recognise their achievements in their respective disciplines.

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