Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship

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Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship
Category Performing Arts (Individual)
Description Award for the performing arts in India
Instituted 1954
First awarded 1954
Last awarded 2011
Total awarded 131
Awarded by Sangeet Natak Akademi
Cash award INR 3 Lakh
First awardee(s) Karaikudi Sambasiva Aiyer, Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar,
Allauddin Khan, Hafiz Ali Khan, and Prithviraj Kapoor.
Award rank
Sangeet Natak Akademi Award →

The Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship, also, Sangeet Natak Akademi Ratna Sadasya (Sanskrit ratna, "gem;" sadasya, "member") is an honour for the performing arts in India. Awarded by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama, and limited to thirty individuals at any given time,[1] it is the highest honour in the performing arts conferred by the Government of India.

History[edit]

The fellowship was established in 1954 and the first elected fellows were the Carnatic musicians Karaikudi Sambasiva Aiyer and Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar, the Hindustani musicians Allauddin Khan and Hafiz Ali Khan,[2] and movie and theatre actor Prithviraj Kapoor.[3]

List of fellows[edit]

Awarded in Recipient Image Birth / death Notes
1954 Allauddin Khan Ustad Alauddin Khan Full 1.jpg 1862 – 1972 Sarod player
1954 Hafiz Ali Khan 1888–1972 Sarod player
1954 Prithviraj Kapoor Prithviraj Kapoor portrait 1929.jpg 1901 – 1972 Film and stage actor
1954 Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer 1888-1958 Veena player
1954 Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar 1890–1967 Carnatic vocalist
1958 Anjani Bai Malpekar 1883 – 1974 Hindustani classical singer from Bhendibazaar gharana
1962 Gopeswar Bandopadhyay 1880 - 1963 Hindustani classical singer, musicologist from Bishnupur gharana
1962 Papanasam R. Sivan 1890 - 1973 Carnatic vocalist and composer
1962 D. Annaswami Bhagavathar
1962 Uday Shankar Uday Shankar, 1930s.jpg 1900 - 1977 Indian classical dancer
1963 B. V. 'Mama' Warerkar
1963 Swami Prajnanananda monk of Ramakrishna Vedanta Math and musicologist[4]
1963 S. N. Ratanjankar 1900 – 1974 Classical singer
1963 P. Sambamoorthy
1964 B. R. Deodhar 1901-1990 Hindustani khayal singer, musicologist
1964 P. V. Rajamannar 1901–1979 Judge, first appointed chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi
1964 T. L. Venkatarama Aiyer
1964 V. Raghavan 1908–1979 Sanskrit scholar and musicologist
1964 Birendra Kishore Roy Choudhury
1964 C. Saraswathi Bai
1965 Thakur Jaidev Singh 1893 - 1986 Musicologist who played a key role in development of All India Radio.
1965 D. G. Vyas
1965 Dilipkumar Roy 1897 – 1980 Bengali musician, musicologist, novelist, poet and essayist
1965 Ganesh Hari Ranade Musicologist, educator
1965 Vinayak Narayan Patwardhan
1966 Sombhu Mitra 1915 – 1997 Film and stage actor, director, playwright
1966 Ashutosh Bhattacharya 1917 - 2004 Tabla player
1966 Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar Court portrait of Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar of Mysore.jpg 1919 – 1974 Musicologist of Western and Carnatic styles
1966 E. Krishna Iyer 1897 – 1968 Bharatnatyam activist
1967 Ebrahim Alkazi b. 1925 Theatre director
1967 Vedantam Sathya Narayana Sarma Kuchipudi dancer
1967 Rukmini Devi Arundale Rukmini Devi.jpg 1904 – 1986 Bharatnatyam dancer
1967 Bade Ghulam Ali Khan 1902 – 1968 Hindustani classical vocalist
1967 P. K. Kunju Kurup 1881 – 1970 Kathakali artist
1967 Musiri Subramania Iyer 1899 - 1975 Carnatic vocalist
1967 Adya Rangacharya 'Shriranga' Kannada Playwright
1967 Shambhu Maharaj 1910 – 1970 Kathak dancer
1968 Kali Charan Patnaik
1970 Dilip Chandra Vedi
1970 K. C. D. Brahaspati
1970 Kapila Vatsyayan Kapilavatsyayan.jpg b. 1928 Scholar on Indian dance, art and architecture
1972 Rallapalli Ananta Krishna Sharma
1972 Tarapada Chakraborty Sangeetacharya Tarapada Chakraborty.jpg 1909 – 1975 Hindustani Classical Vocalist
1972 Krishnarao Ganesh Phulambrikar
1973 Kota Shivarama Karanth 1902 – 1997 Yakshagana artist, writer and film maker
1974 Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay 1903 – 1988 Activist of Indian handicrafts, handlooms, and theatre
1974 Jnan Prakash Ghosh 1909 – 1997 Tabla player and musicologist
1974 M. S. Subbulakshmi Ms subbulakshmi.jpg 1916 – 2004 Carnatic vocalist
1975 Ravi Shankar Ravi Shankar 2009 crop.jpg 1920 - 2012 Sitar player
1975 Zubin Mehta Zubin Mehta 1.jpg b. 1936 Western classical music conductor
1975 Embar S. Vijayaraghavachariar
1975 T. Balasarswati 1918 – 1984 Bharatanatyam dancer
1975 Rasiklal Chhotalal Parikh
1976 Semmangudi R. Srinivasa Iyer 1908 - 2003 Carnatic vocalist
1976 Santidev Ghosh Santidev Ghosh 1980.jpg 1910 – 1999 Rabindra Sangeet singer, educator
1977 Hirjibhai Rustomji Doctor
1978 B. Puttasamaya
1978 Tinuvengadu Subramania Pillai
1979 P. L. Deshpande 1919 – 2000 Writer, actor, composer, singer and orator
1979 D. T. Joshi
1979 Sumati Mutatkar 1916–2007 Classical vocalist and musicologist
1979 T. P. Kuppiah Pillai
1980 V. K. Narayana Menon b. 1911 Scholar of Indian dance and music
1982 Mani Madhava Chakyar Mani Madhava Chakyar-Sringara-new.jpg 1899 - 1990 Koothu and Koodiyattam performer.
1982 Mallikarjun Mansur 1910–1992 Classical singer
1984 Chandravadan C. Mehta 1901 – 1992 Gujarati playwright, critic and poet
1984 M. Kirupanandawari[5]
1984 Siyaram Tiwari Pt. Siyaram Tiwari.jpg 1919 -1998 Hindustani classical vocalist of Dhrupad
1986 Satyajit Ray SatyajitRay.jpg 1921 - 1992 Film director
1986 Komal Kothari 1929 – 2004 Folklorist and ethnomusicologist
1986 S. Ramanathan 1917-1988 Carnatic singer and musicologist
1986 V. V. Swarna Venkatesa Deekshithar
1988 Kumar Gandharva 1924- 1992 Classical singer
1989 Lata Mangeshkar Lata Mangeshkar - still 29065 crop.jpg b. 1929 Playback singer
1990 Ram Gopal 1912 – 2003 Classical and balletic dancer
1990 Utpal Dutt 1929 – 1993 Film actor, director and writer-playwright
1991 Kelucharan Mohapatra 1926 - 2004 Odissi dancer
1991 Alain Danielou Alain Daniélou.jpg 1907 – 1994 Indologist and musicologist
1991 T. S. Parthasarathy
1992 Prem Lata Sharma Musicologist
1993 Mrinalini Sarabhai b. 1918 Classical dancer
1993 Girish Karnad Girish Karnad Screening Cornell.JPG b. 1938 Contemporary writer, playwright, screenwriter, actor and film director
1994 Yehudi Menuhin Yehudi Menuhin 43.jpg 1916 – 1999 American violinist and conductor
1994 Maheswar Neog 1915 - 1995 Assamese scholar, academic, poet
1994 Bismillah Khan Bismillah at Concert1 (edited).jpg 1916 – 2006 Shehnai player
1995 Vilayat Khan 1928 - 2004 Sitar player
1996 Habib Tanvir 1923 – 2009 Urdu - Hindi playwright, theatre director, poet and actor
1997 Badal Sarkar Badal sarkar 044.jpg 1925 – 2011 Dramatist and theatre director
1998 Birju Maharaj Pandit Birju Maharaj.jpg b. 1938 Kathak dancer
1998 Bhimsen Joshi Pandit Bhimsen Joshi (cropped).jpg 1922 – 2011 Hindustani classical singer
1998 K. P. Kittappa Pillai
2001 M. Balamuralikrishna Bmk.JPG b. 1930 Carnatic vocalist
2001 Vempati Chinna Satyam CSATYAM.JPG 1929 – 2012 Kuchipudi dancer
2001 B. V. Karanth 1929 – 2002 Film and theatre artist
2002 Shanno Khurana b. 1927 Hindustani singer
2002 Kavalam Narayana Panicker Kavalam-Narayana-Panicker.jpg b. 1928 Dramatist, theatre director and poet
2004 Zohra Sehgal b. 1912 Stage and film actress
2004 Ramankutty Nair PadmaBhushan-Kalamandalam-Ramankutty-Nair.jpg Kathakali dancer
2004 Annapurna Devi b. 1927 Surbahar player
2004 Tapas Sen
2004 Chandralekha 1928 – 2006 Bharatanatyam dancer
2004 Bindhyabasini Devi
2006 N. Khelchandra Singh
2006 Gursharan Singh
2006 T. N. Krishnan T. N. Krishnan FTII Pune 2010.jpg b. 1928 Carnatic music violinist
2007 Sushil Kumar Saxena
2008 Sitara Devi Sitara Devi 2009 - still 67757 crop.jpg 1920 - 2014 Kathak dancer
2008 Khaled Choudhury b. 1919 Theatre artist
2008 R. C. Mehta b. 1918 Classical musician
2008 Bhupen Hazarika Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, Assam, India.jpg 1926–2011 Lyricist, musician, singer, poet and film-maker
2009 Lalgudi Jayaraman b. 1930 Carnatic violinist, vocalist and composer
2009 Shriram Lagoo Sriram Lagoo.jpg b. 1927 Film and theatre actor
2009 Yamini Krishnamurthy b. 1940 Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi dancer
2009 Kamlesh Dutt Tripathi Theatre artist
2009 Jasraj b. 1930 Classical vocalist
2009 Kishori Amonkar b. 1932 Classical singer
2010 Girija Devi b. 1929 Classical singer
2010 Thanu Krishna Murthy
2010 Nataraja Ramakrishna 1928 – 2006 Musicologist
2010 Rahim Fahimuddin Dagar 1927 – 2011 Classical singer
2011 Mukund Lath
2011 Hariprasad Chaurasia HariprasadChaurasia.jpg b. 1938 Flautist
2011 Shivkumar Sharma Shivkumar Sharma 2009.jpg b. 1938 Santoor player
2011 Amjad Ali Khan Amjad Ali Khan 2000.jpg b. 1945 Sarod player
2011 Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman Umayalpuram sivaraman1.jpeg b. 1935 Mridangam player
2011 M. Chandrasekaran Carnatic violinist
2011 Rajkumar Singhajit Singh b. 1935 Manipuri dancer
2011 Kalamandalam Gopi Kalamandalam-Gopi.jpg b. 1937 Kathakali dancer
2011 Padma Subrahmanyam b. 1943 Bharatanatyam dancer
2011 Chandrashekhara Kambara b. 1937 Poet, playwright, folklorist and film director
2011 Heisnam Kanhailal b. 1941 Theatre artist
2012 N. Rajam b. 1938 Classical violinist
2012 T.H. Vikku Vinayakram b. 1944 Ghatam player
2012 Ratan Thiyam b. 1948 Playwright, Theatre director
2013 R Satyanarayana b. 1927 Musicology, philosophy, education, psychology and cultural anthropology

2013 Kanak Rele,b.1937, Dance 2013 Mahesh Elkunchwar, b,1939, playwright

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sangeet Natak Akademi: The Introduction". Sangeetnatak.org. Retrieved 2013-09-12. 
  2. ^ Sarod: Haafiz Ali Khan at the Wayback Machine (archived July 16, 2011)
  3. ^ "Ratna Sadsya official list". Sangeetnatak.com. Retrieved 2013-09-12. 
  4. ^ "Works of Swami Prajnanananda". Ramakrishna Vedanta Math. 
  5. ^ Kirupanandha Variyar[citation needed]

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