Awards Current Affairs 2018

Awards and Honours in Current Affairs 2018 with latest winners of various awards in India and world. Current Affairs list of awards and prize won in India and world for 2018.

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Eminent Sitar Player Manju Mehta conferred Tansen Samman, 2018

The Madhya Pradesh Government has conferred the annual Tansen Samman  upon eminent Sitar Player Manju Mehta for her contribution in the field of Hindustani Classical Music. The award was presented by Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on inaugural function of Tansen Music Festival in Gwalior.

Tansen

Tansen (earlier names Ramtanu Pande/Mohammad Ata Ali Khan) was the legendary court musician of Akbar. His early music training was held in music school of Gwalior’s Raja Mansingh Tomar. He was a disciple of Swami Haridas. 

Tansen Samaroh (Tansen Music Festival)

The department of culture, Madhya Pradesh government organizes annual four day Tansen Samaroh near the tomb of Tansen in Gwalior every year in December. The vocal and instrumental artists from all over India come and deliver their performances.

Tansen Award

Tansen Award was instituted by Madhya Pradesh government to honour the individual artists with significant contribution to Hindustani Classical Music. This award carries a cash prize of Rs. 2 Lakh along with a memento. The first Tansen Samman was conferred upon Sitar maestro Ustad Abdul Haleem Jafar Khan in 2000.

Manju Mehta

Veteran Sitar maestro Manju Mehta belongs to Bhatt family of Jaipur, which other eminent musicians Shashimohan Bhatt and Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt come from. She has been a top artist at All Indian Radio and has co-founded the Saptak School of Music in Gujarat.

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Mohammed Rafi Awards conferred

Mohammed Rafi Award instituted by the NGO Spandan Arts was bestowed upon late music composer Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar and playback singer Usha Timothy.

The Mohammed Rafi Lifetime Achievement Award consisting of Rs 1 lakh and a trophy was conferred to Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar. The Mohammed Rafi consisting of Rs 51,000 and a trophy was conferred to Usha Timothy.

Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar

Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar had a successful and long partnership with Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma. As music composers duo they gave hit tracks like Bindiya Chamkegi’, ‘Main Shayar Toh Nahin’ and ‘Hansta Hua Noorani Chehra’ among others. The duo composed music for about 635 Hindi movies from 1963 to 1998. He passed away on 25 May 1998 at the of age 60.

Usha Timothy

Usha Timothy is a Bollywood playback singer. Usha Timothy has sung more than a thousand songs in multiple Indian languages such as Hindi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Bhojpuri and Marathi. She was often referred to as “Singer with a difference”.

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