Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship

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Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship
Awarded by Sangeet Natak Akademi
Category Performing Arts (Individual)
Description
Description Award for the performing arts in India
Statistics
Instituted 1954
First awarded 1954
Last awarded 2011
Total awarded 131
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]

1954–1959[edit]

Recipients[edit]

Year Recipient Birth / Death Notes
1954 Allauddin Khan 1862 – 1972 Sarod player
1954 Hafiz Ali Khan 1888–1972 Sarod player
1954 Prithviraj Kapoor 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

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1960–1969[edit]

Recipients[edit]

Year Recipient Birth / Death Notes
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 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 & Musicologist from Agra gharana
1963 P. Sambamoorthy (1901–1973) Musicologist and music academic
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 1898–1975
1966 Sombhu Mitra 1915 – 1997 Film and stage actor, director, playwright
1966 Ashutosh Bhattacharya 1917 - 2004 Tabla player
1966 Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar 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 Sathyanarayana Sarma Kuchipudi dancer
1967 Rukmini Devi Arundale 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 ('Sriranga') Kannada Playwright
1967 Shambhu Maharaj 1910 – 1970 Kathak dancer
1968 Kali Charan Patnaik

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1970–1979[edit]

Recipients[edit]

Year Recipient Birth / Death Notes
1970 Dilip Chandra Vedi
1970 K. C. D. Brahaspati
1970 Kapila Vatsyayan b. 1928 Scholar on Indian dance, art and architecture
1972 Rallapalli Ananta Krishna Sharma 1893–1979
1972 Tarapada Chakraborty 1909 – 1975 Hindustani Classical Vocalist
1972 Krishnarao Ganesh Phulambrikar 1898 – 1974 Hindustani classical musician and film composer
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 1916 – 2004 Carnatic vocalist
1975 Ravi Shankar 1920 - 2012 Sitar player
1975 Zubin Mehta 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 1910 – 1999 Rabindra Sangeet singer, educator
1977 Hirjibhai Rustomji Doctor
1978 B. Puttaswamayya 1897–1984 Kannada playwright
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

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1980–1989[edit]

Recipients[edit]

Year Recipient Birth / Death Notes
1980 V. K. Narayana Menon b. 1911 Scholar of Indian dance and music
1982 Mani Madhava Chakyar 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
1984 Siyaram Tiwari 1919 -1998 Hindustani classical vocalist of Dhrupad
1986 Satyajit Ray 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 b. 1929 Playback singer

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1990–1999[edit]

Recipients[edit]

Year Recipient Birth / Death Notes
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 1907 – 1994 Indologist and musicologist
1991 T. S. Parthasarathy
1992 Prem Lata Sharma b. 1927 Musicologist
1993 Mrinalini Sarabhai 1918–2016 Classical dancer
1993 Girish Karnad b. 1938 Contemporary writer, playwright, screenwriter, actor and film director
1994 Yehudi Menuhin 1916–1999 American violinist and conductor
1994 Maheswar Neog 1915 - 1995 Assamese scholar, academic, poet
1994 Bismillah Khan 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 1925–2011 Dramatist and theatre director
1998 Birju Maharaj b. 1938 Kathak dancer
1998 Bhimsen Joshi 1922–2011 Hindustani classical singer
1998 K. P. Kittappa Pillai 1913–1999 Bharatanatyam academic
1999 Karaikudi Mani b. 1945 Carnatic mridangist

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2000–2009[edit]

Recipients[edit]

Year Recipient Birth / Death Notes
2001 M. Balamuralikrishna b. 1930 Carnatic vocalist
2001 Vempati Chinna Satyam 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 b. 1928 Dramatist, theatre director and poet
2004 Zohra Sehgal b. 1912 Stage and film actress
2004 Ramankutty Nair 1925–2013 Kathakali dancer
2004 Annapurna Devi b. 1927 Surbahar player
2004 Tapas Sen 1924–2006
2004 Chandralekha 1928–2006 Bharatanatyam dancer
2004 Bindhyabasini Devi d. 2006
2006 N. Khelchandra Singh 1920–2011
2006 Gursharan Singh
2006 T. N. Krishnan b. 1928 Carnatic music violinist
2007 Sushil Kumar Saxena
2008 Sitara Devi 1920–2014 Kathak dancer
2008 Khaled Choudhury b. 1919 Theatre artist
2008 R. C. Mehta b. 1918 Classical musician
2008 Bhupen Hazarika 1926–2011 Lyricist, musician, singer, poet and film-maker
2009 Lalgudi Jayaraman b. 1930 Carnatic violinist, vocalist and composer
2009 Shriram Lagoo 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

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2010–2019[edit]

Recipients[edit]

Year Recipient Birth / Death Notes
2010 Girija Devi b. 1929 Classical singer
2010 T.K.Murthy b.1934 Mridangam player
2010 Nataraja Ramakrishna 1928–2006 Musicologist
2010 Rahim Fahimuddin Dagar 1927–2011 Classical singer
2011 Mukund Lath b. 1937 Cultural historian
2011 Hariprasad Chaurasia b. 1938 Flautist
2011 Shivkumar Sharma b. 1938 Santoor player
2011 Amjad Ali Khan b. 1945 Sarod player
2011 Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman b. 1935 Mridangam player
2011 M. Chandrasekaran b. 1937 Carnatic violinist
2011 Rajkumar Singhajit Singh b. 1935 Manipuri dancer
2011 Kalamandalam Gopi b. 1937 Kathakali dancer
2011 Padma Subrahmanyam b. 1943 Bharatanatyam dancer
2011 Chandrashekhara Kambara b. 1937 Kannada 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. 1942 Ghatam player
2012 Ratan Thiyam b. 1948 Playwright, Theatre director
2013 R Satyanarayana b. 1927 Musicology, philosophy, education, psychology and cultural anthropology from Mysore
2013 Kanak Rele b. 1937 Classical dance, choreographer, academic
2013 Mahesh Elkunchwar b. 1939 playwright
1954 Hafiz Ali Khan 1888–1972 Sarod player
2014 S R Janakiraman b. 1928 Carnatic Musician, Musicologist
2014 Vijay Kichlu
2014 Mysore S Sathyu Film director, Art Director
2014 Tulsidas Borkar

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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. 

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