Singer Shubha Mudgal has been selected for the prestigious the 23rd Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award 2016.
She will be bestowed with this award for her outstanding contribution towards the promotion of communal harmony, peace and goodwill.
About Shubha Mudgal
- Shubha Mudgal is a well-known Indian singer of Hindustani classical music, Thumri, Khayal, Dadra and popular Indian pop music.
- She was also awarded the 1996 National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film Music Direction for ‘Amrit Beej’. She was honoured with Padma Shri in 2000.
About Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award
- The Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award is given on 20 August i.e. the occasion of the birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India.
- The award was instituted by All India Congress Committee (AICC) of the Indian National Congress Party in 1992. The award carries a citation and cash award of Rs 10 lakh.
- It was instituted to commemorate the lasting contribution made by Rajiv Gandhi to promote peace, communal harmony and fight against violence.
- Former recipients are Mother Teresa, Mohd Yunus, Lata Mangeshkar, Ustad Bismillah Khan, Sunil Dutt and Ustad Amjad Ali Khan etc.