Sangeet Natak, Lalit Kala Akademi Awards

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, has bestowed the Sangeet Natak Awards and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship for the year 2018 to 43 eminent artists (4 Fellows and 40 awardees). The Fellowships and National Awards of the Lalit Kala Akademi for the year 2021 were also presented by him to 23 people (3 Fellows and 20 National Awards).

About Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship

  • The highest honour that is bestowed by the Sangeet Natak Akademi is the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship.
  • The Akademi Fellowship is restricted to 40 awardees at any given time.
  • The awardees receive Rs.3,00,000 along with an Angavastram and a Tamrapatra.
Recipients of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship
  • Sonal Mansingh
  • Jatin Goswami
  • Zakir Hussain
  • Thiruvidaimarudur Kuppiah Kalyanasundaram

About Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards

  • This award is conferred to the artists from the field of Dance, Music, Traditional/Folk/Tribal Music/Dance/Theatre, Theatre, Overall contribution/scholarship in the Performing Arts, Puppetry etc.
  • The recipients receive Rs 1,00,000 along with an Angavastram and a Tamrapatra.
Recipients in Music
  • Carnatic Instrumental – Kumaresh Rajagopalan and Ganesh Rajagopalan (Violin (Joint Award))
  • Carnatic Vocal – Alamelu Mani
  • Hindustani Vocal – Madhup Mudgal
  • Other major traditions of Music – 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

About Lalit Kala Akademi Awards

These awards are bestowed upon individuals with the aim of recognizing their outstanding work in the field of art. The Akademi nominates a panel that selects the recipients of this award.

Three Fellows
  • Jyoti Bhatt
  • Himmat Shah
  • Shyam Sharma
Twenty Awardees
  • Bhola Kumar
  • Anand Narayan Dabli
  • Devesh Upadhyay
  • Ghanshyam Kahar
  • Digbijayee Khatua
  • Jagan Mohan Penuganti
  • Kusum Pandey
  • Jintu Mohan Kalita
  • Manjunath Honapura
  • Laxmipriya Panigrahi
  • Nema Ram Jangid
  • Mohan Bhoya
  • Prabhu Harsoor
  • Nisha Chaddha
  • Pritam Maity
  • Prem Kumar Singh
  • A. Vimlanathan
  • Rishi Raj Tomar
  • Suneel Kumar Kushwaha
  • Shivanand Shagoti

Conclusion

These awards are important as the awards are given out to the individuals to recognize their talents in their individual fields.

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