Kerala top honour for Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

Ustad Amjal Ali Khan is no new name for any music lover. Thanks to his immense contribution to Indian music, he has been conferred with the ​Kerala ​Government’s highest honour for music named after the great composer ​Maharaja ​Swati ​Thirunal titled ‘​Swati ​Puraskar’ this year. 

The award will be presented by the ​Chief ​Minister of ​Kerala ​Shri Oommen ​Chandy in the ​Durbar hall of Secretariat in​ the month of August​ 2015.

The announcement has been made by ​Shri. K.​C.​Joseph​,​ ​Culture ​Minister ​of Kerala.

This decision was taken by a five member committee chaired by ​Shri ​Soorya ​Krishnamoorthy,​Chairman,​Kerala ​Sangeetha ​Nataka ​Akademi took this decision.

Pandit ​Bhimsen​ Josh​i,​ Pandit ​Jasraj, ​Balamurali ​Krishna, ​Yesudas,​ Bismillah ​Khan,​ Dakshina ​Murthy were the previous recipients of this award.


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