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Eminent Sitar Player Manju Mehta conferred Tansen Samman, 2018

The Madhya Pradesh Government has conferred the annual Tansen Samman upon eminent Sitar Player Manju Mehta for her contribution in the field of Hindustani Classical Music.
Eminent Sitar Player Manju Mehta conferred Tansen Samman, 2018
  • The award was presented by Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in the inaugural function of Tansen Music Festival in Gwalior.

About Tansen:

  • Tansen was the legendary court musician of Akbar.
  • His early music training was held in the music school of Gwalior's Raja Mansingh Tomar. 
  • He was a disciple of Swami Haridas.

About Tansen Samaroh (Tansen Music Festival):

  • The Department of Culture, Madhya Pradesh Government organizes an annual four day Tansen Samaroh near the tomb of Tansen in Gwalior every year in December.
  • The vocal and instrumental artists from all over India come and deliver their performances.

About Tansen Award:

  • Tansen Award was instituted by Madhya Pradesh Government to honour the individual artists with significant contribution to Hindustani Classical Music.
  • This award carries a cash prize of Rs. 2 Lakh along with a memento.
  • The first Tansen Samman was conferred upon Sitar maestro Ustad Abdul Haleem Jafar Khan in 2000.

About Manju Mehta:

  • Veteran Sitar maestro Manju Mehta belongs to Bhatt family of Jaipur, which other eminent musicians Shashimohan Bhatt and Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt come from. 
  • She has been a top artist at All Indian Radio and has co-founded the Saptak School of Music in Gujarat.

Question:

Q. The Madhya Pradesh Government has conferred the annual Tansen Samman upon which eminent Sitar Player for her contribution in the field of Hindustani Classical Music?
a. Mridula Mehta
b. Mansi Mehta
c. Manju Mehta
d. Manvi Mehta
Eminent Sitar Player Manju Mehta conferred Tansen Samman, 2018 Eminent Sitar Player Manju Mehta conferred Tansen Samman, 2018 Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on December 29, 2018 Rating: 5

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