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Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Award, 2016

The Indian Express, August 5, 2016

Hindustani classical singer Shubha Mudgal has been selected for the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award for her outstanding contribution towards the promotion of communal harmony, peace and goodwill. The award carries a citation and cash award of Rs 10 lakh.

The award is given on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the late Prime Minister. This is the 23rd edition of the award. Congress president Sonia Gandhi has been presenting the award ever since it was constituted.

LalitArpan Samman, 2016

India Today, September 20, 2016

Shubha Mudgal to get LalitArpan Samman

Mudgal, a Padma Shri recipient, was born in Allahabad and is known for her singing in genres of Khayal, Thumri and Dadra. She has also given her voice to many popular Indie-pop numbers.

The 15th edition of LalitArpan festival also acknowledges artist couple Paramjit and Arpita Singh.

The two-day festival, dedicated to the "Nayikas of Vidyapati"- a Maithili poet and a Sanskrit writer, will witness dance performances by esteemed dancers like Padma awardees Shovana Narayan, Madhavi Mudgal, Jaya Ram Rao and Vanashri Rao among others.

"The award is given to those artists who have consistently worked on promoting classic art in different forms. We have been honouring artists including the several upcoming ones since past five years," said Narayan, who is also one of the organisers of the event.

In 2016, the festival is dedicated to dance. It will present six classical dance styles -- Kathak, Odissi, Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam with performances by eight Padma awardees.

In 2015, the LalitArpan Samman was conferred upon literary figure Namwar Singh, painter Krishen Khanna, photographer Raghu Rai and Bharatanatyam dancer Yamini Krishnamurthy.

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