Music Maestro Ilayaraja to receive Sangeet Natak Academi Award

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Tuesday, Dec 25, 2012

Music Maestro Ilayaraja to receive Sangeet Natak Academi Award

Sangeet Natak Academi is presented to those who excel in fields of music, dance, cinema and puppetry.  


Sangeet Natak Academi has selected 36 people for the Sangeet Natak Academi Awards 2012. 


Music Maestro Ilayaraja, Rajasekar Mansoor (Hindustani Vocalist), Ajay Pohankar (Hindustani Vocalist), Sabir Khan (Tabla), and Bahauddin Dagar (Rudra Veena), O S Thyagarajan for Carnatic Vocal Music, Mysore M Nagaraja (Violin), K V Prasad (Mridangam), and Bhai Balbir Singh Ragi (Gurbani)


Violinist N Rajam, T H Vinayakram and Ratan Thiyam have been selected for the esteemed fellowship award.  Currently the akademi has a fellowship of 40 people.


For overall participation and assistance, Nandini Ramani and Arun Khagade are presented the Sangeet Nataka Academi Award. The Fellowship Award carries purse money of Rs 3 lakhs, Tamrapatra,  Angavastram. The Akademi Award carries purse money of Rs 1 Lakh, Tamrapatra and Angavastram.  

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