Current Affairs is an integral part of General Awareness section of any competitive exam– be it Banking, Insurance, Railways, SSC or UPSC. It contains a multitude of questions from different topics like politics, business, economy, agriculture, banking, education, science and technology, defence, appointments, obituaries, Schemes, sports, awards & honours and so on. In this blog, we’ll be providing you details about Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar that was conferred by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind to the winners of 2017. The award ceremony was held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on 6 February, 2019.
Sahitya Natak Akademi Awards
- Given by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India’s National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama.
- Highest Indian recognition given to practicing artists in the categories of music, dance, theatre, other traditional arts and puppetry, and for contribution/scholarship in performing arts.
- Given since 1952
- It symbolizes not only the highest standard of excellence and achievements, but also recognizes sustained individual work and contribution.
- The award carries a cash prize of ₹ 1 lakh, a Tamrapatra (brass plaque) and Angavastram (shawl).
Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar 2017 – List of Winners
|Carnatic Instrumental Music — Flute||Shashank Subramanyam|
|Carnatic Instrumental Music — Mridangam||Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan|
|Carnatic Instrumental Music — Veena||Suma Sudhindra|
|Carnatic Vocal Music||M.S. Sheela|
|Hindustani Instrumental — Shehnai/Flute||Rajendra Prasanna|
|Hindustani Instrumental Music — Tabla||Yogesh Samsi|
|Hindustani Vocal Music||Lalith J. Rao|
|Hindustani Vocal Music||Umakant Gundecha & Ramakant Gundecha (Joint Award)|
|Other Major Traditions Of Music — Gurbani||Gurnam Singh|
|Other Major Traditions Of Music — Sugam Sangeet||Madhurani|
|Other Major Traditions Of Music — Sugam Sangeet||Haimanti Sukla|
|Chhau||Janmejoy Sai Babu|
|Kathakali||Madambi Subramanian Namboothiri|
|Manipuri||L.N. Oinam Ongbi Dhoni Devi|
|Music For Dance||Ashit Desai|
|Acting||Deepak Virat Tiwari|
|Allied Theatre Arts — Lighting||Avtar Sahni|
|Allied Theatre Arts — Stagecraft||Nuruddin Ahmed|
|Direction||Sunil Ganesh Shanbag|
|Other Major Traditions Of Theatre — Shumang Leela||Shougrakpam Hemanta Singh|
|Playwriting||Abhiram Damodar Bhadkamkar|
Other Traditional / Folk / Tribal Music / Dance / Theatre And Puppetry
|Folk Arts, Maharashtra||Prakash Sahadeo Khandge|
|Folk Music (Baul), West Bengal||Parvathy Baul|
|Folk Music, Bihar||Ramchandra Manjhi|
|Folk Music, Jharkhand||Mukund Nayak|
|Folk Music, Mizoram||K.C. Runremsangi|
|Folk Music, Punjab||Sarvjeet Kaur|
|Folk Music, Rajasthan||Anwar Khan Manganiyar|
|Folk Theatre, Chhattisgarh||Rakesh Kumar Tiwari|
|Puppetry, West Bengal||Sudip Gupta|
|Traditional Music — Khol, Assam||Jagannath Bayan|
Overall Contribution / Scholarship
|Overall Contribution — Dance||Sandhya Purecha|
That’s all from us in this blog. Hope you all find the list of Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar useful in your preparation.
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