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Rajan and Sajan Mishra to get 'National Tansen Samman'

Press Trust of India  |  Gwalior 

The award, carrying a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh and a citation, will be conferred upon the exponents of Benaras Gharana (school of classical music) at a function to be held here on December 14, official sources said today.

The Pandit brothers Rajan and Sajan Mishra have cultivated a number of artists who are effectively displaying their vocal talents in the country and abroad.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will also unveil the statue of Tansen, one of the 'navratnas' (jewels) and the court musician of Mughal emperor Akbar, at his birth place Behat, about 40 km from Gwalior to mark the occasion.

Hanuman Prasad Mishra, father of Rajan and Sajan, had also been the recipient of the prestigious award.

First Published: Sun, December 09 2012. 15:25 IST