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Sangeet Natak Akademi Award And Padma Bhushan

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Prez confers Bharat Ratna on Pranab, others

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, late Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader Nanaji Deshmukh and late singer Bhupen Hazarika were conferred the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, on......

Veteran violinist Lalgudi Jayaraman dead

Celebrated violinist and composer Lalgudi Jayaraman, who carved out a niche for himself in the Carnatic music with his unique style, died in Chennai today at the age of 82 after brief illness. He......

Amjad Ali, Shivkumar Sharma given Akademy fellowship

Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan and Santoor exponent Shivkumar Sharma were among the recipients of Sangeet Natak Akademy fellowship and awards given to 47 eminent persons by President Pranab Mukherjee......

Classical singer Bhimsen Joshi passes away

Classical vocalist Pandit Bhimsen Joshi passed awayon Monday morning in Pune. The veteran classical singer was rushed to a hospital with age-related ailments. Joshi, an exponent of the Kirana......

Classical vocalist Gangubai Hangal dead

Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Gangubai Hangal passed away at a hospital in Hubli, Karnataka, on Tuesday morning. The 97-year-old vocalist had been undergoing treatment for cardiac and......

The Best of Khayyam's Melodies

Photograph: Afsar Dayatar/ Rediff.com In sweet music is such artKilling care and grief of heart. Few embody William Shakespeare's golden words like Mohammad Zayur Khayyam Hashmi. An unmistakable......

Veteran music composer Khayyam passes away at 92

Veteran composer Khayyam, best known for his music in classic films such as Kabhi Kabhie and Umrao Jaan, passed away after prolonged illnesses at a hospital in Mumbai on Monday. He was 92.......

The Towering Talent called Girish Karnad

In a career spanning over five decades, Girish Karnad lived several lives... not only on the stage, but also as a scholar, theatre personality, actor and director. Photograph: Kind courtesy Film......

The curtain falls: Theatre legend Girish Karnad takes a final bow

'With his stature as a playwright and actor, Girish Karnad was one of the voices of modernity for not just Karnataka but the entire country.' IMAGE: Girish Karnad. Photograph: Rajesh......

Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passes away

Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passed away in Mumbai on Monday after a brief illness. She was 84. She passed away at her home in central Mumbai, family sources said. Born on......

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