Assam govt announces Srimanta Sankardev, Sri Sri Madhavdev and Kalicharan Brahma awards
GUWAHATI, March 8: Noted Satriya exponent Burha Satradhikar of Barpeta Satra Basistha Dev Sarma has been selected for Srimanta Sankardev Award, 2017, an official release informed here Friday.
The state government has also announced Sri Sri Madhavdev Award for the year 2016 and 2019 and Kalicharan Brahma Award for the year 2018 on Friday.
While Satradhikar of Sri Sri Mayamora Dinjoy Satra, Jugadananda Chandra Goswami has been selected for Sri Sri Madhavdev Award for the year 2016, eminent dance historian, scholar and critic Dr Sunil Kothari has been selected for the year 2019. Moreover, Satradhikar of Borongajuli Srimanta Sankardev Satra of Udalguri, Harekrishna Mahanta has been selected for Kalicharan Brahma award, 2018, the release said.
Born in 1938, Burha Satriya of Barpeta Satra Basistha Dev Sarma has been working for promotion of Satriya dance and music as well as folk culture of the state. Among many awards he received, include Lifetime award for his contribution in the field of culture by Asom Sanskritik Mahasabha, Asom Jatiya Vidyalaya Fellowship, Sri Sri Mathuradas Burha Ata award, Sri Sri Badala Ata award and Sankar-Madhav award.
Satradhikar Jugadananda Chandra Goswami, who is selected for Sri Sri Madhavdev Award, 2016 is an alumnus of St. Anthony’s College, Shillong and a retired teacher. He took remarkable steps for recognition of satriya dance and music at national level and preservation of Sanchi manuscripts in the Mayamora Dinjoy Satra.
Renowned dance historian and critic Dr Sunil Kothari who has been selected for Sri Sri Madhavdev Award, 2019 has enriched the cultural field of the country with his 12 books on different forms of Indian classical dance and allied forms. He received Padma Shri award in 2001 and Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 1995.
Satradhikar of Borongajuli Srimanta Sankardev Satra Harekrishna Mahanta who has been selected for Kalicharan Brahma award, 2018 is a known face of satriya culture. He is also the recipient of Pitambar Dev Goswami National award, 2012 and Apurba Singha award, 2012 and Satrabhusan title conferred by Barpeta Satra.