Sangeet Natak Akademi Announces Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskars for the Year 2018

Sangeet Natak Akademi Announces Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskars for the Year 2018
Sangeet Natak Akademi Announces Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskars for the Year 2018

Sangeet Natak Akademi Announces Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskars for the Year 2018


The Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar is conferred upon artists below the age of 40 years with the objective of identifying and encouraging outstanding young talents in diverse fields of performing arts and giving them national recognition early in their life, so that they may work with greater commitment and dedication in their chosen fields. 

Winners of 2018 Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar:

In the field of music, the recipients are Sameehan Kashalkar and Ruchira Kedar (Hindustani vocal), Dhruv Bedi (sitar), Shubh Maharaj (tabla), Sandeep Narayan (Carnatic vocal), J.B. Sruthi Sagar (flute), R. Sridhar (violin) and M.D. Pallavi (Bhava Sangeet).

In dance, Vijna Rani Vasudevan and Rajith Babu have won a joint award for Bharatanatyam, Durgesh Gangani for Kathak, Kalamandalam Vaisakh for Kathakali, Manju Elangbam for Manipuri, Madhulita Mohapatra for Odissi, Anjali Borbora Borthakur for Sattriya, Rakesh Sai Babu for Chhau and Vikram Mohan for contemporary dance.

In the field of theatre, the seven recipients are: Chavan Pramod R. (Direction), Namrata Sharma, Sunil Palwal and Preeti Jha Tiwari (Acting), Kuldeep Patgiri (Mime), Subhadeep Guha (Music for Theatre) and Kalamandalam Sajith Vijayan (Kutiyattam).

In folk and traditional music, the prize winners are Chandan Tiwari (Bihar), A. Aneshori Devi (Manipur), Madhushree Haital (West Bengal), Manoj Kumar Das (Assam) and Ashok Kumar (Uttar Pradesh).

Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar carries a cash amount of Rs 25,000 and will be presented at a special ceremony.

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