MUMBAI, (GNI): The Governor of Maharashtra CH Vidyasagar Rao present Aditya Birla Kala Shikhar Award to Dr Prabha Atre, in Mumbai – photo by Sumant Gajinkar
MUMBAI, (GNI): The Governor of Maharashtra CH Vidyasagar Rao presented the Aditya Birla Kala Shikhar Award for Excellence in Hindustani Classical Music to the renowned exponent of the Kirana Gharana Dr Smt Prabha Atre, on Saturday evening in Mumbai. President of Sangit Kala Kendra Smt Rajashree Birla was present.
The Governor also presented the Kala Kiran Award to Savani Shende-Sathye and Anal Chatterjee.
The Kala Shikhar award carries a Silver Memento, Citation and a cash prize of Rs.3 lakh. The Kala Kiran Award carries a purse of Rs.75000.
Lata Mangeshkar, M F Hussain, Pt Ram Narayan, Pt Bhimsen Joshi, Sankho Choudhury, Teejanbai and others are among the past recipients of the Kala Shikhar Award. Ends