Lata Mangeshkar honoured with Bangabibhushan award

Q.  Which legendary singer was conferred the Bangabibhushan honour in Sept 2016?
- Published on 20 Sep 16

a. Asha Bhosle
b. Lata Mangeshkar
c. Shubha Mudgal
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Lata Mangeshkar
 
Lata Mangeshkar honoured with Bangabibhushan awardLegendary singer Lata Mangeshkar has been honoured with the 2016 Bangabibhushan by the West Bengal government
  • CM Mamata Banerjee said the honour was in recognition of her innumerable memorable Bengali songs
  • The award will be conferred after Durga Puja
  • Trinamool Congress has been conferring this award to eminent people in their fields for contributions since 2011
  • Dancer Amala Shankar was the first person to receive the award
Other awardees:
2011
  • Mahashweta Devi- Literature
  • Sandhya Mukhopadhyay- Music (Bengali Modern Songs)
  • Supriya Devi- Film (acting)
  • Manna Dey- Music (Bengali Modern Songs and Hindi Film Music)
  • Amjad Ali Khan: Music (Indian Classical Instrumental)
  • Dwijen Mukhopadhyay: Music (Rabindra Sangeet and Bengali Modern Songs)
  • Shailen Manna: Sports (Football)
  • Haradhan Bandopadhyay: Film (acting)
2012
  • Suchitra Sen: Film (acting)
  • Leslie Claudius: Sports (hockey)
  • Jogen Chowdhury: Painting
  • Rudraprasad Sengupta: Theatre
  • Bibhas Chakraborty: Theatre
  • Shaoli Mitra: Theatre
  • Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay: Literature
  • Sanjeev Chattopadhyay: Literature
  • Goutam Ghosh: Film (Direction)
  • Joy Goswami:Literature
  • Ranjit Mullick: Film (acting)
  • Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty: Music (Hindustani Classical)
  • Ustad Ali Ahmed Hussein Khan: Music (Sehnai)
2013
  • Mithun Chakraborty: Film (acting)
  • Thankamani Kutti: Dancer
  • B.K. Birla: Industrialist
  • Ritupurno Ghosh: Film Maker
  • Sandhya Roy: Actor
  • Sabitri Chatterjee: Actor: Purnadas Baul: Singer
  • Subhaprasanna: Painter
  • Amitabha Chowdhury: Journalist
  • Sourav Ganguly: Sports
2014
  • Lepcha tribal leader Sonam Tshering Lepcha,
  • Vocalist ArunBhaduri, proprietor of “jatra” (folk theatre) group
  • Natta Company Makhanlal Natta,
  • Physician Sukumar Mukherjee,
  • Film stars Madhabi Mukhopadhyay and Dipankar De,
  • Justice Md Abdul Gani,
  • Writer Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri,
  • Educationist Felix Raj,
  • Singers Haimanti Shukla and Mohan Singh,
  • Dancer Alakananda Roy,
  • Footballer Bhutia,
  • Former soccer internationals Bidesh Bose, Goutam Sarkar, Shabbir Ali and Shyam Thapa,
  • Sarod maestro Tejendranarayan Majumder,
  • Social activist Md Abdul Wahab,
  • Journalist Bachan Singh Saral
  • Tribal leader Birsa Tirkey,
  • Actors Debashree Roy and Aparajita Adya,
  • Singers Srikanta Acharya, Indranil Sen, Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta, Indrani Sen, Lopamudra Mitra, cricketers Laxmi Ratan Shukla and Manoj Tiwary,
  • Chess grandmaster Surya Sekhar Ganguly.

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