The President of India
Shri Pranab Mukherjee will confer the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships
and Akademi Awards for 2011 at a function on October 9, 2012 at
Rashtrapati Bhavan. This year eleven eminent personalities will be
conferred with Akademi Fellowships and thirty six artists will receive
the Akademi Awards.
Those conferred with the highest honour of Akademi Fellowship will
receive Rs. three lakh, besides an angavastram and tamrapatra. The
eminent representatives of Music, Dance and Theatre to be honoured with
the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for 2011 will receive Rs. one lakh,
Angavastram and Tamrapatra.
The Sangeet Natak Akademi is the National Academy of Music, Dance and
Drama with the task of preservation and promotion of the performing art
tradition of India. One of the important activities of the Akademi has
been to give recognition and honours to artists for setting standards in
performing arts and restoring the art and artists to their rightful
place in India.