Musicians, film-maker chosen for Sangeet Natak Akademi fellowships and Akademi Puraskar 2014 [ Current News (Concise) ]

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Sangeet Natak Akademi which is also known as National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama has announced the names of recipients of Sangeet Natak Akademi fellowships (Akademi Ratna) 2014 and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards (Akademi Puraskar) 2014.

Akademi Fellowships which carries cash prize of 3 lakh rupees were conferred on -

  • R. Janakiraman- Musicologist
  • S. Sathyu– film-maker
  • Vijay Kichlu– Classical singer
  • Ulsidas Borkar– Musician

With this the total strength of Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellows has gone up to 40.

Recipients of Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards (Akademi Puraskar) for the year 2014 are-

In the field of music - For Hindustani vocal, they are Ashwin Bhide Deshpande Nath Narelkar and Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan.

Hindustani instrumental music- Pandit Nayan Ghosh (tabla) and Ronu Majumdar (flute).

Carnatic instrumental music- Neyveli Santhanagopalan (Carnatic vocal), T.A. Kaliyamurthy (Thavil), Sukanya Ramgopal (Ghatam) and Dwaram Durga Prasad Rao (violin).

In the field of dance- Adayar Janardanan (Bharatanatyam), Amusana Devi (Manipuri), Uma Dogra (Kathak), Sudhakar Sahoo (Odissi), Vedantam Radhesyam (Kuchipudi). Jagru Mahto (Chhau), Anita Sharma (Sattriya), Varanasi Vishnu Namboothiri (Kathakali) and Navtej Singh Johar (contemporary dance).

In the field of drama/ theatre - Asgar Wajahat, Surya Mohan Kulshreshtha, Chidambar Rao Jambe, Debshankar Haldar, Ramdas Kamath, Amod Bhatt, Manjunath Bhagwat Hostota and Amardas Manikpuri.

In the field of Traditional/tribal music/folk/theatre/dance and puppetry - Puran Shah Koti, KKalamandalam Ram Mohan, Kesavasamy, Abdul Rashid Hafiz, Reba Kanta Mohanta, Ramdayal Sharma, K. Shanathoiba Sharma and Thanga Darlong.

Sangeet Natak Akademi was established in 1953. This academy was recognizes the contribution of outstanding musicians, dancers and theatre artists by bestowing them its Fellowships and Awards.

- Published/Last Modified on: June 23, 2015