Satyabrata Rout on 29 May 2017 was selected for the Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar for the year 2016.
Rout is a professor from the Department of Theatre Arts, S N School of Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad.
Rout has directed a number of plays, participated in national and international theatre festivals and conducted numerous theatre workshops across the globe.
About Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar
• The Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar is an award given by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama.
• It is the highest Indian recognition given to practicing artists.
• The award carries purse money of Rs. 1 lakh, along with a citation, an angavastram (a shawl), and a tamrapatra (a brass plaque).
• The awards are given in the categories of music, dance, theatre, other traditional arts and puppetry, and for contribution/scholarship in performing arts.
Who: Satyabrata Rout
When: 29 May 2017