Akademi's The Troth has been shortlisted for the ‘Special Arts & Culture Award’ at the UK-India Awards organised by India Inc. The awards, taking place on 28 June 2019 in London as part of UK-India week, celebrate the relationship between the two countries




Girish Raghunath Karnad (19 May 1938 - 10 June 2019) was an actor, film director, writer, playwright and a Rhodes scholar. He passed away in Bangalore due to age related ailments.
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* https://www.asiavillenews.com/article/girish-karnad-7331?fbclid=IwAR1rBYPJ7E26i6vQ51FA4dTeAVrJXDtXVJLYXKRPSHiy11GJv0DdNTLOkS8
* https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girish_Karnad?fbclid=IwAR3ScYKRqLpUdYaZIT7kf6TX7WsFza6i5zLxxLjzS4Q-5xDnDqs36f8VPCE
* https://www.indiatoday.in/mail-today/story/many-myths-one-man-girish-karnad-1547245-2019-06-12




Radhika Shurajit received the GLOBAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for her contribution to arts internationally for over 25 years. Her award was presented by Bob Blackman, Member of Parliament, at the House of Parliament on 4 June 2019 in London. Radhika Shurajit is the first Indian to receive this award.



On June 4, 2019 Subijoya Dance Foundation created in memory of parents of choreographer Sudarshan Chakravorty, honoured dancer Priti Patel, theatre person Debesh Chattapadhyay, music composer Prabuddha Banerjee, elocutionist Pranati Tagore, actor Riddhi Sen with SUBIJOYA AWARDS (Subinoy & Bijoya Chakraborty Smriti Purashkar), at GD Birla Sabhaghar, Kolkata.




After a gap of 8 years, the Tamilnadu Govt has announced KALAIMAMANI awards for 201 personalities, including writers, singers, dancers, musicians and actors, for their contribution to culture from 2011. Among the recipients are Bharatanatyam dancers Roja Kannan, Lakshmi Ramaswamy, Radhika Shurajit, J Suryanarayanamurthy, Priya Murle, Binesh Mahadevan, Latha Rajendran, P. Muralidharan and Niveditha Parthasarathy.
Chennai-based Sri Krishna Gana Sabha and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Goodwill Stage and Salem Amateur Arts will receive awards for institutions.
V.P. Dhananjayan and Shanta Dhananjayan will receive the BALASARASWATHI MEMORIAL AWARD for Bharatanatyam, along with Vyjayanthimala Bali and Prof. C.V. Chandrasekhar. The award carries a cash prize of rupees one lakh and citation.



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