Swathi Sangeetha Award
The Swathi Sangeetha Award is also known for the Swathi Sangeetha Puraskaram, and it is the Civilian Award for contributions to music. The award is sponsored by the Government of Kerala. The award was first awarded in the year 1997. The first Swathi Sangeetha Award Winner was Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer (Carnatic musician), and the last award till yet has been given to Mangad.K.Natesan (Carnatic musician) in the year 2016. Swathi Sangeetha Award is the highest honor for musicians.
The Swathi Sangeetha Award named after Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma, the Maharaja of Travancore, India. The Swathi Sangeetha Award winner gets a cash prize of Rs. 100,000, citation and a medal. We have provided the complete list of Swati Puraskar recipients on this page; you are suggested to scroll down the list to check Swathi Sangeetha Award Winner names.
Swathi Sangeetha Award Winner List
|S.No||Name||Birth / death||Awarded||Notes|
|1.||Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer||1908–2003||1997||Carnatic musician|
|2.||Bismillah Khan||1916–2006||1998||Shehnai maestro|
|3.||D. K. Pattammal||1919–2009||1999||Carnatic musician and a playback singer|
|4.||K.V.Narayanaswamy||1923–2002||2000||Carnatic music violinist|
|5.||T.N. Krishnan||b 1928||2002||Carnatic music violinist|
|6.||Bhimsen Joshi||1922-2011||2003||Hindustani classical music|
|7.||Sankaran Embranthiri||1944-2007||2004||Kathakali music|
|8.||Mavelikkara Prabhakara Varma||1928-2008||2006||Carnatic music vocalist|
|9.||Neyyattinkara Vasudevan||1940–2008||2007||Carnatic music vocalist|
|10||Pandit Jasraj||1930-||2008||Hindustani vocalist|
|11.||R. K. Srikantan||2009||Carnatic music vocalist|
|12.||K.J. Yesudas||1940-||2011||playback singer|
|13.||M.Balamuralikrishna||1930-||2012||Carnatic music vocalist|
|14.||V. Dakshinamoorthy||1919-2013||2013||Carnatic music vocalist and Music Director|
|15.||Amjad Ali Khan||1945||2014||sarod player|
|16.||Trichur.V.Ramachandran||1940||2015||carnatic music vocalist|
Note: The names of Swathi Sangeetha Award Winner 2020 will be updated on this page soon.