Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar

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  • February 20, 2023
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Context: Recently the Union Minister for Culture, Tourism and DoNER, presented the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar  (UBKYP) 2019, 2020 and 2021 to 102 artists in New Delhi.

  • The award is presented by Sangeet Natak Akademi to artists in the field of dance, music, and drama.
  • It is presented annually to artists below the age of 40.

About Ustad Bismillah Khan:

  • He was a famous Shehnai musician.
  • He was one of the few musicians in the country to receive Bharat Ratna.
  • It was Ustad ‘Bismillah” Khan who also played at the first Republic Day celebration in 1950.
  • Bismillah Khan was the first Indian to be invited to perform at the prestigious Lincoln Centre Hall in the United States of America.

About Sangeet Natak Akademi:

  • Sangeet Natak Akademi is India’s national academy of music, dance and drama.
  • It was created by a resolution of the Ministry of Education, with Dr P.V. Rajamannar as its first Chairman.
  • It is an Autonomous Body of the Ministry of Culture and is fully funded by the Government for the implementation of its schemes and programmes.

Source: PIB

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