Mumbai Renowned bhajan singer Anoop Jalota is among 128 eminent personalities from the field of performing arts who have won the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for 2019, 2020, 2021, it was announced late on Friday. . Known as the ‘Bhajan Samrat’, Jalota, 69 – who hails from Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow – has been selected for the Academy Award for 2020 in the music category, 10 years after he was awarded the Padma Shri. went. In his first reaction, Jalota said, I am happy and humbled to see my name for the very prestigious Academy Award. Winning this award is a dream for every artist and I am grateful to everyone for this great honour.
The General Council of the SNA or the National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama met in New Delhi earlier this month and unanimously elected 10 distinguished persons as Academy Fellows, each carrying Rs 3,00,000. Awarded. The SNA also selected 128 artistes from the fields of music, dance, theatre, traditional folk/tribal music/dance/theatre, puppetry and overall contribution to the performing arts for a period of three years, each of whom will receive Rs 1,00,000 .
The awardees cover the entire gamut of performing arts such as vocal and instrumental music – both Hindustani and Carnatic, flute, sitar, mridangam, light music and harikatha; All major Indian and contemporary dance forms; Theater activities including traditional ones like Christian Natakam, folk and tribal arts, puppetry and instrumental. The awardees from across the country will soon be presented with the awards at the hands of President Draupadi Murmu at a special function.