Nishagandhi Puraskaram

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Nishagandhi Puraskaram
നിശാഗന്ധി പുരസ്കാരം
Awarded forExcellence in dance and music
LocationTrivandrum, Kerala
Country India
Presented byKerala Tourism Department
Reward(s)150,000 (US$2,200), Citation & statuette[1]
First awarded2013
Last awarded2018
Winners
Websitewww.keralatourism.org

Nishagandhi Puraskaram or Nishagandhi award (Malayalam : നിശാഗന്ധി പുരസ്കാരം) is an annual award instituted by the Tourism Department of Kerala in India to honour personalities in the fields of music and dance .[4][5] The award carries a cash prize of 1,50,000 Indian Rupees , a citation, and a statuette.[1] It is presented annually on behalf of the Nishagandhi Dance and Music Festival, a cultural programme organized by the Tourism Department of Kerala every year.[6][7]

The seven-day long Nishagandhi festival is held in January at the Nishagandhi amphitheater near the Kanakakkunnu Palace in Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala.[8][9] The award was established in 2013 to popularise the Festival in the national and international level.[5]

History[edit]

Nishagandhi Puraskaram was first awarded to the classical dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai in 2013.[2] Hindustani musician Lalith J. Rao won the award in the next year.[10] Dr Padma Subrahmanyam, an exponent in Bharata Natyam, won the award in 2015.[11] Musician Ilayaraja won the award in 2016 for his contribution to the Indian film music industry.[12]

The Governor of Kerala P. Sathasivam presented the Nishagandhi Puraskaram to Bharati Shivaji, an exponent in Mohiniyattom, in 2017.[13] Vannadil Pudiyaveettil Dhananjayan and Shanta Dhananjayan are popularly known as Dhananjayans got Nishagandhi Puraskaram in 2018.[3]

Laureates[edit]

Presented Year Image Winner Contributions Notes
2013 Jawaharlal Nehru and Mrinalini Sarabhai.jpg Mrinalini Sarabhai "for her excellence in Classical dance." [5]
2014 Lalit.J.Rao.jpg Lalith J. Rao "for the contributions in Hindustani Classical Music" [10]
2015 Padmasubramanyam.jpg Dr Padma Subrahmanyam "for her eminent contributions in Bharata Natyam" [11]
2016 Ilaiyaraaja BHung.jpg Ilayaraja "for his artistic excellence and contribution to the Indian film music industry" [14]
2017 No image.svg Bharati Shivaji "for her contributions in Mohiniyattom" [13]
2018 TheDhananjayans.jpg V. P. Dhananjayan & Shantha Dhananjayan "for their contributions in Bharata Natyam" [3]

2019

Kalamandalam Kshemavathy ( for her contributions in Mohiniyattam)


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Music Maestro Ilayaraja gets Nishagandhi Puraskaram". India Today. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Nishagandhi Puraskaram awarded". Mathrubhoomi. 2 March 2013. Archived from the original on 13 May 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Kerala: Dhananjayans bag Kerala Tourism's Nishagandhi Award 2018". Times of India. 17 January 2018. Archived from the original on 14 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Nishagandhi Puraskaram awarded". Kerala Tourism Department. Archived from the original on 13 May 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "Nishagandhi Puraskaram for Mrinalini Sarabhai". The Hindu. 26 January 2013. Archived from the original on 13 May 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Nishagandhi Puraskaram for Padma Subrahmanyam". The New Indian Express. 19 January 2015. Archived from the original on 13 May 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Music Maestro Ilayaraja gets Nishagandhi Puraskaram". Kerala Kaumudi. 1 January 2016. Archived from the original on 13 May 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Anoushka concert to open Nishagandhi fest". Deccan Chronicle. 20 January 2016. Archived from the original on 13 May 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Nishagandhi Festival 2014". Kerala Tourism Department. Archived from the original on 13 May 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  10. ^ a b "Nishagandhi Puraskaram for Musician". The Hindu. 19 January 2014. Archived from the original on 13 May 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  11. ^ a b "Nishagandhi Puraskaram 2014". Kerala Tourism Department. Archived from the original on 13 May 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  12. ^ "Kerala govt to provide five acres of land for Ilayaraja". Malayala Manorama. 21 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  13. ^ a b "Nishagandhi Award for Bharati Shivaji". The Times of India. 20 January 2017. Archived from the original on 21 January 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  14. ^ "Kerala Tourism's Nishagandhi Award for Ilayaraja". The Hindu. 1 January 2016. Archived from the original on 13 May 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016.

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