The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu presents the Sangeet Natak Akademi and Lalit Kala Akademi Fellowships and Awards at Vigyan Bhavan on 9 April 2022.

Sangeet Natak Akademi was set up by Government of India in the year 1952. The aims and objectives of the Akademi, include promoting research in the fields of Indian dance, drama and music and for this purpose, to establish a library and museum,to award prize and distinctions and to give recognition to individual artists for outstanding achievement in the fields of dance, drama and music.

Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar (Awards) is highest Indian recognition given to practicing artists. The awards are given in the categories of music, dance, theatre, other traditional arts and puppetry, and for contribution/scholarship in performing arts. The award carries cash of Rs 100,000, a angavastram (shawl) and a Tamrapatra (a brass plaque) for excellence in the fields of music, dance, theatre and puppetry.

ZAKIR HUSSAIN
2018 Music

THIRUVIDAIMARUDUR KUPPIAH KALYANASUNDRAM
2018 Dance

List of Awardees

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