KARNATAKA

Award for Gangubai Hanagal

By Our Staff Reporter

BANGALORE Nov. 1. The SVN Music Academy, Bangalore, conferred its second anniversary Music Academy Award on the well-known Hindustani vocalist, Gangubai Hanagal. The lifetime achievement award was conferred on Dr. Hanagal in absentia as she could not attend the function due to ill health. The award was received on her behalf by her grandson, Ajay Hanagal. The eminent Sanskrit scholar and writer, S.K. Ramachandra Rao, who conferred the award, said Dr. Hanagal had dedicated her life to music and continued in the field despite facing many problems. The main objective of the award is to promote Indian classical music. The first award was presented to R.K. Srikantan in 2002. The former Chief Justice of the erstwhile Mysore High Court, Nitoor Srinivasa Rau, was present.

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