Lalit Kala Akademi

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Lalit Kala Akademi
Abbreviation LKA
Formation March 11, 1957; 58 years ago (1957-03-11)
Type NGO
Headquarters Rabindra Bhawan, Delhi
Region served
Official language
Parent organisation
Ministry of Culture, Government of India
Website Official Website
Rabindra Bhawan, Delhi which houses the Sangeet Natak Akademi, Lalit Kala Akademi and Sahitya Akademi.

The Lalit Kala Akademi or National Academy of Art is India's National Academy of Fine Arts. It is an autonomous organisation, established at New Delhi in 1954 by Government of India to promote and propagate understanding of Indian art, both within and outside the country. It does so through providing scholarships, a fellow program, and sponsoring and organising numerous exhibitions in India and overseas.It publishes bilingual journal. It is funded by the Union Ministry of Culture.It has its headquarters at Ravindra Bhawan, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi. In April, 2015, Government of India took over management control of Lalit Kala Akademi citing several complaints regarding alleged administrative and financial irregularities in its functioning. [1]



Lalit Kala Gallery, within the Rabindra Bhawan complex, Delhi
  • The president appointed Shri Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty as Chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi on 12th Feb 2012. Shri Chakravarty will hold office till the end of the calendar year in which he completes 70 years of age i.e. up to 31.12.2017.
  • The former Chairman of LKA was artist Balan Nambiar [3]
  • Ashok Vajpeyi (April 2008-December 2011)[4]


  • On 16 September, Lalit Kala Akademi's 60th anniversary was marked by an event,"Spirit of Delhi", where poets and artists showcased their exclusive artwork.[5]

National Art Award[edit]

The National Art Award is one of the awards and honours in India and Asia awarded by Lalit Kala Akademi, India's National Art Academy.

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ About us
  3. ^ "General Council Members". Official website. 
  4. ^ "Arty soul: Lalit Kala Akademi Chairman Ashok Vajpeyi..". The Hindu. Dec 24, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Artists highlight the glory of Delhi through poetry-paintings". ANI News. 

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