Noted singers Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik to be conferred with the Lata Mangeshkar Award

The Lata Mangeshkar Award, instituted in the honour of the singer, will be presented this year on 26 October at a function in Indore.

PTI October 21, 2017 18:43:28 IST
Noted singers Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik to be conferred with the Lata Mangeshkar Award

Bhopal: Noted music composers Usha Khanna, Bappi Lahiri, Anu Malik and playback singers Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan have been selected for the Madhya Pradesh government's prestigious National Lata Mangeshkar Award.

The artistes will be honoured for their contribution in the field of music composition and singing, an official said on 21 October.

"The award, instituted in the honour of Mangeshkar, will be presented on 26 October at a function in Indore, the birthplace of the 88-year-old legendary singer," he added

Noted singers Udit Narayan Alka Yagnik to be conferred with the Lata Mangeshkar Award

From left: Alka Yagnik, Lata Mangeshkar and Udit Narayan. Images via Facebook

The award is given every year alternatively to music directors and playback singers, said Manoj Shrivastava, principal secretary, culture department. Each award winner will get a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh, shawl, shreephal (coconut) and a citation.

Noted playback singer Sudesh Bhonsle and his team will perform at the event.

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