President Pranab Mukherjee presented Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards 2015 at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday.
43 individual were given Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards. Eleven personalities won the award in the field of music.
The awardees received a shawl, a citation and a prize money of 1 lakh rupees.
Odisha’s popular Singer Prafulla Kar got award for Sugam Sangeet.
Aloka Kanungo for odissi.
Sadashiva Pradhan for Chhau dance.
The honour of Akademi Fellow has been conferred since 1954 and Akademi Award since 1952. These honours not only symbolize the highest standard of excellence and achievements, but also recognize sustained individual work and contribution.