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What is Sangeet Natak Akademi?
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What is Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship (Akademi Ratna) and Award?
Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship:
The Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship is the highest honour conferred by Sangeet Natak Akademi without distinction of nationality, race, caste, religion, creed, or sex.
The Fellowship of the Akademi is the most prestigious and rare honour, which is restricted to 40 numbers at any given time.
The Akademi Fellowship carries purse money of Rs. 3.00 lakhs, a Tamrapatra and an Angavastram.
Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards:
The awards are given to the artists from the field of Music, Dance, Theatre, Traditional/Folk/Tribal Music/Dance/Theatre, Puppetry and Overall contribution/scholarship in the Performing Arts etc.
The Akademi Awards carries purse money of Rs. 1.00 lakh, a Tamrapatra and an Angavastram.
What is “Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar”?
Sangeet Natak Akademi has decided to institute “Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar” from the year 2006 to be awarded to artists who have shown / demonstrated conspicuous talent in the fields of music, dance and drama.
Young outstanding practitioner’s upto the age of 40 years will be eligible to be considered for Yuva Puraskar every year. Age as on the date of nomination received will be reckoned from 1st April of that year.