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Sitar maestro Pandit Ravishankar has been nominated for the first Tagore Award, instituted by the Indian government to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, for promoting values of universal brotherhood.
The name of Ravishankar, the most-famous contemporary Indian musician, has been nominated unanimously by a jury under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
On the recommendation of the jury, the award has been renamed as ‘Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony'.
The award would be presented by the Indian President in a special function shortly. The Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh announced the establishment of the Tagore Award for promoting values of universal brotherhood last year.
The award comprises Ten million Indian rupees, a citation in a scroll, a plaque, and an exquisite traditional handicraft or handloom item. (niz)