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Zubin Mehta to get Tagore Award

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Zubin Mehta, western classical music conductor of Indian-Parsi origin, will be felicitated with the Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony. A four-member jury — led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and comprising Chief Justice of India Justice Altamas Kabir, Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and former Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi — unanimously selected Mr. Mehta to be the second recipient of the award’s 2013 instalment in recognition of his outstanding contribution to cultural harmony, a statement from the Culture Ministry said. — PTI


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