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President Ram Nath Kovind confers Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for Year 2017

The Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards are conferred every year by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, the National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama, is an autonomous body of the Union Ministry of Culture.

Feb 6, 2019 16:41 IST
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The President, Ram Nath Kovind conferred the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for the year 2017 on February 6, 2019 at Rashtrapati Bhawan during a special investiture ceremony.

The General Council of the Sangeet Natak Akademi selected 42 artists from the field of Music, Dance, Theatre, Puppetry and Overall contribution/scholarship in the Performing Arts for the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards 2017at its meeting in Imphal, Manipur that was held on June 8, 2018.These 42 artists include one joint award.

List of awardees

Music

S. No.

Winner

Category

1.

Lalith J Rao

Hindustani Vocal

2.

Umakant Gundecha and Ramakant Gundecha (Gundecha Brothers)

(Joint Award)

Hindustani Vocal

3.

Yogesh Samsi

Hindustani Instrumental - Tabla

4.

Rajendra Prasanna

Hindustani Instrumental - Shehnnai Flute

5.

M.S.Sheela

Carnatic Vocal

6.

Suma Sudhindra

Carnatic Instrumental – Veena

7.

Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan

Carnatic Insrumental – Mridangam

8.

Shashank Subramanyam

Carnatic Instrumental – Flute

9.

Madhurani

Other Major Traditions of Music -Sugam Sangeet

10.

Haimanti Sukla

Other Major Traditions of Music -Sugam Sangeet

11.

Gurnam Singh

Other Major Traditions of Music - Gurbani

Dance

S. No.

Winner

Category

1.

Rama Vaidyanathan

Bharatanatyam

2.

Shobha Koser

Kathak

3.

Madambi Subramanian

Kathakali

4.

L.N.Oinam Ongbi Dhoni Devi

Manipuri

5.

Deepika Reddy

Kuchipudi

6.

Sujata Mohapatra

Odissi

7.

Ramkrishna Talukdar

Sattriya

8.

Janmajay Saibabu

Chhau

9.

Aashit Desai

Music for Dance

Theatre

S. No.

Winner

Category

1.

Abhiram Bhadakamkar

Playwriting

2.

Sunil Shanbagh

Direction

3.

Bapi Bose

Direction

4.

Hema Singh

Acting

5.

Deepak Tiwari

Acting

6.

Anil Tickoo

Acting

7.

Nuruddin Ahmed

Allied Theatre Arts - (Stage Craft)

8.

Avtar Sahani

Allied Theatre Arts - (Lighting)

9.

Shougrakpam Hemanta Singh

Other Major Traditions of Theatre - Shumang Leela, Manipur

Traditional/Folk/Tribal Music/Dance/Theatre and Puppetry

S. No.

Winner

Category

1.

Anwar Khan Manganiyar

Folk Music, Rajasthan

2.

Prakash Khandge

Folk Arts, Maharashtra

3.

Jagannath Bayan

Traditional Music – Khol, Assam

4.

Ramchandra Majhi

Folk Music, Bihar

5.

Rakesh Tiwari

Folk Theatre, Chhattisgarh

6.

Parvathy Baul

Folk Music (Baul),  West Bengal

7.

Saravjit Kaur

Folk Music, Punjab

8.

K.C. Runremsangi

Folk Music, Mizoram

9.

Mukund Nayak

Folk Music, Jharkhand

10.

Sudip Gupta

Puppetry, West Bengal

Overall Contribution/Scholarship in the Performing Arts

Vijay Verma                                

Sandhya Purecha

About Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards

The Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards are conferred every year by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, the National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama, is an autonomous body of the Union Ministry of Culture.

Established in 1952, the Akademi Award not only symbolise the highest standard of excellence and achievements, but also recognise sustained individual work and contribution.

The award carries a cash prize of Rs 1,00,000, a Tamrapatra and Angavastram.

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