GURU KELUCHARAN MOHAPATRA AWARD 2019
Sri Avinash Pasricha(ART PHOTOGRAPHY)
Shri Avinash Pasricha is an iconic name in the world of photography. His photographic oeuvre constitutes a historic personal archive of images of India’s most iconic performing artistes. He has passionately documented, for more than 50 years, the cultural efflorescence of New Delhi.
Smt Leela Venkataraman(ART CRITIC )
Smt. Leela Venkataraman, renowned dance historian, author and commentator on Indian dance for over five decades, is known for her incisive writings on various aspects of the performing arts. She began her career as a dance writer with the National Herald in 1980, and later The Patriot.
Dr Sunil Kothari(ART CRITIC )
The Sangeet Natak Akademi Awardee and Fellow, Ratna Sadasya and the Padma Shri, are among a few awards and accolades that Dr. Sunil Kothari has been conferred with for his vast contribution to the Arts.
Guru Durga Charan Ranbir(DANCE)
Shri Durga Charan Ranbir, one among the most celebrated proponents of the Guru Deba Prasad Das gharana of Odissi dance, trained under the guidance of Guru Deba Prasad Das, and also under Guru Pankaj Charan Das and Dr. Minati Mishra at Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, Bhubaneswar.
Guru Harmohan Khuntia(MUSIC)
One of India’s foremost Tabla players, Pandit Harmohan Khuntia is known for the exceptional tonal resonance and expressive ability of Tabla playing. He first trained in the Tabla under Guru Khetra Mohan Kar and Guru Radha Govinda Ghosh.