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Sangeet Natak Akademi Declares Fellowships

New Delhi, November 23: The General Council of Sangeet Natak Akademi, the National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama, New Delhi has declared fellowships (Akademi Ratna) and  Akademi awards (Akademi Auraskar) for the year 2013. A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting held recently (on 21 November 2013) where  three (3) eminent personalities in the field of performing arts, namely Smt. Kanak Rele, Shri R Sathyanarayana and Shri Mahesh Elkunchwar as Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellows (Akademi Ratna) were elected.  The Fellowship of the Akademi is the most prestigious and rare honour, which is restricted to a very limited number at a given time.  Presently there are only 40 Fellows of the Sangeet Natak Akademi.

The General Council of the Akademi also selected thirty eight (38) artists (2 Joint Awards) from the fields of Music, Dance, Theatre and Puppetry for the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards (Akademi Puraskar) for the year 2013.

In the field of Music, nine eminent artists, namely Shri  Ritwik  Sanyal,  Smt. Veena Sahasrabuddhe in Hindustani Vocal;  Shri Hashmat Ali Khan, Hindustani Instrumental Music (Tabla); Shri Dhruba Ghosh, Hindustani Instrumental Music (Sarangi); Smt. Aruna Sairam, S/Shri D. Seshachari & D Raghavachari Hyderabad Brothers(Joint Award) in  Carnatic Vocal; Shri Trichy Sankaran, Carnatic Instrumental Music (Mridangam);  Shri Thiruvizha Jayashankar, Carnatic Instrumental Music (Nadaswaram) and Shri Bankim Sethi,     Major Traditions of Music (Odissi Music) have been selected for the Akademi Awards 2013.

In the field of Dance, Smt. Jamuna Krishnan and Shri B Herambhanathan, (Bharatanatyam); Smt. Rajashree Shirke (Kathak); Shri Kalamandalam M P S Namboodiri, (Kathakali); Shri Chinta Seetha Ramanjaneyulu (Kuchipudi); Smt Sangeeta Dash (Odissi); Shri Jogen Dutta Bayan (Sattriya); Shri Srinivasa Rangachariar (Major Traditions of Dance  & Dance Theatre (Arayer Sevai) and Shri Dhaneswar Swain, Music for Dance  have been selected for the Akademi Awards 2013.

 In the field of Theatre, eight eminent persons have been selected for Akademi Awards 2013. They include Shri Rameshwar Prem, Shri Pundalik Narayan Naik  in Playwriting; Shri Kamalakar Muralidhar Sontakke, Shri Kewal Dhaliwal, Smt. Prasanna Ramaswamy in the field of Direction; Shri Vasant Josalkar, Smt Kusum Haidar in Acting and Shri  Krishna  Borkar in the field of  Allied Theatre Arts (Make-up).

For their contribution to Traditional/Folk/ Tribal Music/ Dance/ Theatre and Puppetry, eight artists have been selected for the Akademi Awards. They are Smt. Raj Begum,  Traditional, Folk Music/Dance & Theatre (Jammu & Kashmir); S/Shri T.A.R. Nadi Rao & N Jeeva Rao  (Joint Award), Folk Music (Tamilnadu); Shri Gurdial Singh, Instrument Making (Punjab); Shri Mohan Singh Khangura, Rabindra Sangeet (West Bengal);                       Shri  Umakanta Gogoi (Bairagi), Tokari Geet and Dehbichar Geet, (Assam),  Smt Lilavati M Kavi (Bajaj), Puppetry; Smt Meenakshi, Instrument Making  - Ghatam  (Tamilnadu)  and  Shri Sheikh Riyajuddin alias Rajubaba,  Folk Theatre ( Maharashtra).

Shri Mysore V Subramanya (Performing Arts) and Shri N Ramanathan (Music) will receive the Akademi Awards 2013 for Overall Contribution/Scholarship to Performing Arts.

The honour of Akademi Fellow has been conferred since 1954 and Akademi Award since 1952. They not only symbolize the highest standard of excellence and achievements on a national basis, but also recognize sustained individual work and contribution to the practice and appreciation of the arts through performance, teaching and scholarship.  The honour of Akademi Fellow carries a purse money of Rs 3,00,000/- (Rupees three lacs) and Akademi Awards carry Rs 1,00,000/- (Rupees one lac), besides Tamrapatra and Angavastram.

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