Uttar Pradesh Government on 11 August 2015 approved the amended guidelines for Begum Akhtar Award. The amendment empowers the Chief Minister to make any further amendments to the guidelines.
The award will be annually awarded on singers of ghazal, dadra, and thumri who have achieved a milestone in these forms of music. It will be conferred on a singer who is a local resident of the state and should not be less than 40 years of age.
The award will carry a cash award of 5 lakh rupees, an ‘angvastram’ and a citation.
Begum Akhtar Award is named after Akhtari Bai Faizabadi, also known as Begum Akhtar who was a well known Indian singer of Ghazal, and Dadra, and Thumri genres of Hindustani classical music. She received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for vocal music, and was awarded Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan (posthumously) by Union Government. She was also given the title of Mallika-e-Ghazal (Queen of Ghazals).
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When: 11 August 2015
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