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Monday, January 30, 2012

Padma Vibhushan for three distinguished artistes


Mario Miranda
The President of India has approved the conferment of Padma Awards-2012. Shri K G Subramanyan, Late Shri Mario De Miranda,Late (Dr.)Bhupen Hazarika receive the Padma Vibhushan award for their exceptional and distinguished artistic contributions to the fields of arts - Painting, Cartooning and Vocal music respectively.

This year the President has approved 109 awards including one duo case (counted as one) and 14 in the category of Foreigners/ NRIs/ PIOs/ Posthumous. These comprise 5 Padma Vibhushan, 27 Padma Bhushan and 77 Padma Shri Awards. There are 19 ladies among the awardees. Below is the list of distinguished awardees -

Padma Vibhushan
Vocal MusicBhupen Hazarika
Painting & SculptureK G Subramanyan
CartooningMario De Miranda

Padma Bhushan
Classical Vocal & Instrumental musicDr. TV Gopalkrishnan
Instrumental Music (Sarod)Pt Buddhadev Das Gupta
Instrumental music (Violin)M.S. Gopalakrishnan
TheatreKhaled Choudhury
PaintingJatin Das
SculptureAnish Kapoor

Padma Shri
MusicVanraj Bhatia
Music (Vocal)Zia Fariduddin Dagar
Music (Khongjom Parba)Nameirakpam Ibemni Devi
Instrumental music (Sitar)Shahid Parvez Khan
Folk Music (Rajasthani)Sakar Khan Manganiar
Folk music (Lavani)Yamunabai Waikar
Classical music (Vocal)Ramakant Gundecha & Umakant Gundecha
Classical music (Vocal)Anup Jalota
TheatreJoy Michael
Classical dance (Odissi)Minati Mishra
Classical dance (Kutiyattam)Kalamandalm Sivan Nambootiri
Dance & Choreography (Chhau)Gopal Prasad Dubey
Dance Drama (Yakshagana)Ramachandra Subraya Hegde Chittani
Theatre (Playwright)Moti Lal Kemmu
TheatreNatesan Muthuswamy
TheatreR. Nagarathnamma
Theatre (Playwright)Satish Alekar
HandicraftsLaila Tyebji
PaintingVijay Sharma
TerracotaMohan Lal Kumhar
PhotographySunil Janah

The awards are conferred by the President of India at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhawan sometime around March/ April.


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