Ustad Amjad Ali Khan confers Sumitra Charat Ram Lifetime Achievement Award 2023 to Padmashri Smt. Shobha Deepak Singh

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Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra presented the ‘Sumitra Charat Ram Award’ for Lifetime Achievement 2023 to Padmashri Smt. Shobha Deepak Singh at a special ceremony on Friday, November 17th, 2023 at Kamani Auditorium, 1, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi.

Renowned sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan presented the prestigious ‘Sumitra Charat Ram Award’ for Lifetime Achievement to Smt. Shobha Deepak Singh, recognizing her unwavering dedication to the Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra and her role as an ambassador of Indian culture. The ceremony was also graced by a captivating sarod recital by Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash.

Guest of Honour, Shri Pavan K Varma, Diplomat, Author and Former MP (Rajya Sabha) also graced the occasion.

The ‘Sumitra Charat Ram Award’ for Lifetime Achievement was instituted in 2010 to honor eminent artists who have made a lasting contribution to the field of Indian classical music and dance. Previous recipients of the award include Pt. Birju Maharaj, Smt. Kishori Amonkar, Shri Mayadhar Raut, Smt. Kumudini Lakhia, Pt. Jasraj, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Smt. Girija Devi, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Dr.Sonal Mansingh and Dr. Uma Sharma.