The Tulsi Samman is a prestigious arts award presented annually by the government of Madhya Pradesh state in India. The award is named after Tulsi Das, an Indian saint, poet and philosopher, best known as the author of Ramacharitamanas, an epic devoted to Lord Rama. This award is presented for outstanding achievement in one of the four categories of the tribal, traditional and folk arts. These categories are: art, theatre, dance and music.
The recipients of the Tulsi Samman include:
|1983-84||Pandit Girraj Prasad|
|1987-88||Mani Madhava Chakyar|
|Madanlal Nishaad, Govind Ram Nirmalkar, Nacha Theatre|
|Fida Bai Markam|
|1988-89||V. Ganapati Sthapati|
|Jivya Soma Mashe|
|The Yakshagana troupe, Udupi|
|Bada Ghazi Khan|
|1993-94||Kogga Devanna Kamath|
|Arjun Singh Dhurve|
|1999-2000||Puranchand and Pyarelal Wadali|
|2000-01||Purnachandra Das Baul|
|2001-02||Jonnalagadda Gurappa Chetty|
|2003-04||Ustad Ghulam Muhammad Saj Nawaj|
|2005-06||Swami Ramswaroop Sharma|
|2008-09 |Shri Ranaswami Vedar |- |2009-10 |Shri Jairam Das
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- "Rashtriya Tulsi Samman (in Hindi)". Department of Public relations, Madhya Pradesh Government website.
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2008-09 rangaswami vedar