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 â€‹Kerala â€‹Government’s highest honour for music named after the great composer â€‹Maharaja â€‹Swati â€‹Thirunal titled ‘â€‹Swati â€‹Puraskar’ this year.Â
The award will be presented by the â€‹Chief â€‹Minister of â€‹Kerala â€‹Shri Oommen â€‹Chandy in the â€‹Durbar hall of Secretariat inâ€‹ the month of Augustâ€‹ 2015.
The announcement has been made by â€‹Shri. K.â€‹C.â€‹Josephâ€‹,â€‹ â€‹Culture â€‹Minister â€‹of Kerala.
This decision was taken by a five member committee chaired by â€‹Shri â€‹Soorya â€‹Krishnamoorthy,â€‹Chairman,â€‹Kerala â€‹Sangeetha â€‹Nataka â€‹Akademi took this decision.
Pandit â€‹Bhimsenâ€‹ Joshâ€‹i,â€‹ Pandit â€‹Jasraj, â€‹Balamurali â€‹Krishna, â€‹Yesudas,â€‹ Bismillah â€‹Khan,â€‹ Dakshina â€‹Murthy were the previous recipients of this award.