On January 17, 2018, President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presented the Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Fellowships (Akademi Ratna) and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards (Akademi Puraskar) for the year 2016 at a function held in New Delhi.
About Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar:
Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar and Fellowships are awarded by the Sangeet Natak Akademi.
- Sangeet Natak Akademi is a national level academy for performing arts set up by the Government of India. Headquartersof Sangeet Natak Akademi is located in New Delhi.
- Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Fellowships and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards are highest Indian recognition given to performing artists as well as teachers and scholars of performing arts.
- Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar was first awarded in1952.
- Since 2003, the award consist50000 cash prize, a citation, a shawl and a brass plaque.
Winners of Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Fellowships and Akademi Awards – 2016
|R Vedavalli Ram|
|Ram Gopal Bajaj|
|Hindustani Vocal Music||Padma Talwalkar|
|Hindustani Vocal Music||Prabhakar Karekar|
|Hindustani Instrumental Music- Tabla||Arvind Mulgaonkar|
|Hindustani Instrumental Music- Violin||Kala Ramnath|
|Carnatic Vocal Music||Neela Ramgopal|
|Carnatic Vocal Music||K Omanakutty|
|Carnatic Instrumental Music – Mridangam||J Vaidhyanathan|
|Carnatic Instrumental Music – Violin||Mysore M Manjunath|
|Other Major Traditions of Music – Nata Sankirtana, Manipur||Ningthoujam Shyamchand Singh|
|Other Major Traditions of Music- Sugam Sangeet||Ratnamala Prakash|
|Other Major Traditions of Music – Sugam Sangeet||Ahmed Hussain and Mohd Hussain|
|Acting||Oinam Biramangol Singh|
|Theatre Arts – Music for Theatre||Anjana Puri|
|Other Major Traditions of Theatre- Yakshgana||K Govind Bhat|
|Kathak Dance||Jitendra Maharaj|
|Kathakali||Kalamandalam Ramachandran Unnithan|
|Manipuri||Maisnam Kaminikumar Singh|
|Kuchipudi||A B Bala Kondala Rao|
|Sattriya||Haricharan Bhuyan Borbayan|
|Chhau||Gopal Prasad Dubey|
|Contemporary||Anita R Ratnam|
Traditional/ Folk/Tribal Music/Dance/Theatre and Puppetry:
|Traditional Theatre (Kalavantulu), Andhra Pradesh||Annabattula Lakshmi, Mangatayaru and Annabattula Leela|
|Folk Music, Gujarat||Yogesh Gadhavi|
|Folk Music, Himachal Pradesh||Vidyanand Saraik|
|Traditional Music, Goa||Somnath D Chari|
|Pala, Odisha||Laxmidhar Rout|
|Mand, Rajasthan||Chiranji Lal Tanwar|
|Folk Music (chakri), Jammu & Kashmir||Gulzar Ahmad Ganie|
|Folk Music, Bihar||Braj Kishor Dubey|
Overall Contribution/ Scholarship in the Performing Arts
|Pappu Venugopal Rao|