Lalit Kala Akademi Fellowship
Award for individual contributions to Fine Arts
Awarded forHonour for the fine arts in India
Sponsored byLalit Kala Akademi
First awarded1955
Last awarded2021
Highlights
First winnerJamini Roy
Last winner
Websitelalitkala.gov.in

The Lalit Kala Akademi Fellowship, also known as Lalit Kala Akademi Ratna (Sanskrit ratna, "gem") is an honor for the fine arts in India. It is awarded to eminent artists for their lifetime achievements in the field of visual arts by the Lalit Kala Akademi, India's National Academy of Art. It is regarded as the highest recognition and honour that can be bestowed on an artist in the country as the academy is a national body of the Government of India.[1]

The ‘Fellow,’ carries a purse-money of Rs.25,000/-, a citation and a plaque. The Fellow is honored with a portfolio about their major art works. The first elected fellow was Jamini Roy in 1955.[2] Most recent fellowship was awarded for the year 2021 to Himmat Shah, Jyoti Bhatt and Shyam Sharma on 9 April 2022.[3][4]

List of Fellows

List of Lalit Kala Akademi Fellows
Year Image Recipient
1955  – Jamini Roy
1956
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Nandalal Bose
1962
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D. P. Roy Choudhury
1962
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K. Venkatappa
1963  – O. C. Ganguly
1964
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Vinayak Pandurang Karmarkar
1964  – S. L. Haldar
1964  – Rai Kishan Dass
1965  – G. Venkatachalam
1965  – C. Sivaramamurti
1970  – Benode Behari Mukherjee
1970
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Ravishankar Raval
1974
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N. S. Bendre
1974  – Mulk Raj Anand
1976
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Ramkinkar Baij
1976  – Kanwal Krishna
1976
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Kattingeri Krishna Hebbar
1976  – K. C. S. Paniker
1978
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M. F. Husain
1978  – Dhanraj Bhagat
1980  – B. C. Sanyal
1980  – Karl Jamshed Khandalavala
1980
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V. R. Amberkar
1980  – P. T. Reddy
1982
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K. S. Kulkarni
1982  – S. Dhanapal
1982  – Sankho Chaudhuri
1982  – Prodosh Dasgupta
1982
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M. S. Randhawa
1984
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K. H. Ara
1984
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S. H. Raza
1985
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K. G. Subramanyan
1985  – K. Sreenivasulu
1986
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Shiavax Chavda
1986  – Paritosh Sen
1987
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Mukul Dey
1987
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Svetoslav Roerich
1988  – Ram Gopal Vijayvargiya
1988  – Ranbir Singh Bisht
1990  – Bimal Dasgupta
1990  – Radha Mohan
1993  – A. S. Raman
1993  – Amarnath Sehgal
1995
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Kapila Vatsyayan
1995  – Anand Dev
2002  – A. Ramachandran
2003
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Bikash Bhattacharjee
2004
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Keshav Malik
2004
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Akbar Padamsee
2006  – Biren De
2007  – Jeram Patel
2011  – Ram Kumar
2014  – Arpita Singh
2021  – Himmat Shah
2021  – Jyoti Bhatt
2021  – Shyam Sharma

See also

References

  1. ^ "Lalit Kala Akademi Fellowship". Lalit Kala Akademi. 2 October 2021. Archived from the original on 2 October 2021. Retrieved 11 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Lalit Kala Akademi Fellows". Lalit Kala Akademi. 15 June 2009. Archived from the original on 15 June 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Vice President confers Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship, Awards and National Awards of Lalit Kala Akademi to eminent artists". NewsOnAIR -. 9 April 2022. Retrieved 8 May 2022.
  4. ^ "Use art to honour unsung heroes of India: Venkaiah Naidu". The Hindu. PTI. 10 April 2022. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 8 May 2022.((cite news)): CS1 maint: others (link)