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Government of India
Ministry of Culture
23-April-2012 15:56 IST
Sangeet Natak Akademi announces Tagore Samman
To commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, the Sangeet Natak Akademi, an autonomous body of the Union Ministry of Culture has instituted a one-time honour to 100 artists called the ‘Tagore Samman’ (50 Tagore Ratna and 50 T

To commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, the Sangeet Natak Akademi, an autonomous body of the Union Ministry of Culture has instituted a one-time honour to 100 artists called the ‘Tagore Samman’ (50 Tagore Ratna and 50 Tagore Puraskar) to persons of the age of 75 years and above, who have made a significant contribution in the field of performing arts.

The Governor of West Bengal, Shri M.K. Narayanan will confer the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Tagore Fellowships and Tagore Awards at a special ceremony on 25th April 2012 in Kolkata.  Twenty nine eminent personalities & scholars will be conferred Sangeet Natak Akademi Tagore Fellowships and thirty four art practitioners & gurus in the field of Dance, Drama & Music will receive the Sangeet Natak Akademi Tagore Awards in Kolkata.

In the second ceremony in Chennai, the Governor of Tamil Nadu, Dr K Rosaiah will confer the Akademi’s Tagore Fellowships to 20 eminent personalities of performing arts including scholars and Tagore Awards to eighteen eminent personalities on 2nd May 2012 in Chennai.

Altogether 100 Sammans will be conferred, out of which 50 are Fellows with purse money of Rs. 3 Lakh, a Tamrapatra and an Angavastram and remaining 50 Sammans are awards with purse money of Rs. 1 Lakh, a Tamrapatra and an Angavastram.    

 

Click here to see List of Tagore Samman Recipients

 

                                   

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