The Sangeet Natak Akademi has bestowed particular one-time awards commemorating 75 years of India’s independence on 86 artistes, other than deciding on 128 performing artistes from numerous fields for its common annual awards for the years 2019-21.

The 86 awardees for the one-time prizes, named Sangeet Natak Akademi Amrit Awards, together with artistes who’re above the age of 75 years and haven’t been accorded any nationwide honour of their profession thus far within the area of the performing arts. The award carries a handbag of ₹1,00,000.

The Amrit awardees are from throughout the nation, together with 5 from Tamil Nadu — R. Ramani for Carnatic veena, V.A.Okay. Rangarao for dance music, Sundaresan Ramamurthy for theatre, Purusai Subramanuim for Terukoothu and Achalapuram Chinnatambi for nagaswaram. The awardees additionally embody 5 artistes every from Karnataka and Kerala and 4 from Telangana.

The common council of the Akademi at a gathering on November 6-8 additionally chosen ten eminent personalities as fellows. The prestigious fellowship is restricted to 40 at any given time. At current the quantity stands at 39, together with those that have been chosen this 12 months.

Saroja Vaidyanathan, Sadanam Krishnam Kutty, Darshana Jhaveri, Channulal Mishra, A.Okay.C. Natarajan, Swapan Chaudhuri, Malini Rajurkar, T.V. Gopalakrishnan, Teejan Bai and Bharat Gupt are these chosen as fellows.

The General Council of the Akademi additionally chosen 128 artistes from the fields of music, dance, theatre, people, tribal and puppetry for the Sangeet Natak Akademi awards, higher often known as the Akademi Puraskars, for the years 2019, 2020 and 2021. These embody three joint awards.

While the Akademi fellowship carries a handbag of ₹3,00,000, for the Akademi Puraskar it’s ₹1,00,000.

The Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards might be conferred by the President of India at a particular investiture ceremony

Apart from this, the Akademi introduced the names of 102 younger artistes for the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for the years 2019, 2020 and 2021. These embody three joint awards.

This award, given to artists beneath the age of 40 years, was launched with the target of figuring out and inspiring excellent younger abilities in numerous fields of performing arts and giving them nationwide recognition early of their life, in order that they might work with better dedication and dedication of their chosen fields. The awardees embody 19 from the northeastern States. The award carries a handbag of ₹25,000.