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Purushottam Das (Born: July 7, 1907 – Died: January 21, 1991) was the pioneer of the Nathdwara school of Pakhawaj (a barrel-shaped, two-headed drum instrument usually played in the Indian subcontinent) playing.
Awards and recognitions
- Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Academi Award, Jodhpure in 1971
- Sahitya kala Parishad (Literary Art Council), New delhi in 1978
- Taal-Vilas by Sur Singar Samsad, Mumbai in 1978
- President's Award by Sangeet Natak Academy, New delhi in 1978
- Dagar Gharana Award by Maharana Mewar Foundation, Udaipur in 1982
- Kalani Award by Kalani organization, Jodhpur in 1983
- 'Padmashri' Accomplishment in 1984
- Traavankor Maharaj Swati Tirullu Dhrupad Award by Sire of Banaras in 1985
- Nana Panse Award by Dhrupad Organization, Indor in 1985
- Fellowship Award by Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Academy, Jodhpur in 1989
- Manjari Sinha. "Resounding memories". The Hindu.
- kathakensemble.com - Purushottam Das
- The Tribune - An interview: "An artiste must keep trying to change the world"
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