Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Delhi state government conferred Lifetime Achievement Award-2013 to Abdul Rashid Khan and Anjolie Ela Menon.



Delhi state government conferred Lifetime Achievement Award-2013 to Abdul Rashid Khan and Anjolie Ela Menon. 


Award carries a cheque of 11 lakh rupees and a citation. The Award ceremony was organised by the Sahitya Kala Parishad.


Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan is a vocalist of Hindustani music genre. He belongs to the musical tradition of Miya Tansen.  Apart from khayal, he sings dhrupad, dhamar and thumri with equal versatility.He is the recipient of  Sangeet Natak Akademi award and Padma Bhushan in 2013.


Anjolie Ela Menon (born 1940) is one of India's leading contemporary female artists. Her paintings are in several major collections. Most recently (2006), a major work "Yatra" was acquired by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, California. Her preferred medium is oil on masonite, though she has also worked in other media, including glass (pictures of glass sculptures) and water colour. She is a well known muralist. She was awarded the Padma Shree in 2000. She lives and works in New Delhi.

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