Lata Mangeshkar Award to Kumar Sanu, Shailendra Singh, Anand-Milind

On Wednesday, on the birth anniversary of the late great singer, the coveted award will be presented to her at her birthplace Indore.

On Wednesday, on the birth anniversary of the late great singer, the coveted award will be presented to her at her birthplace Indore.

Renowned playback singers Kumar Sanu and Shailendra Singh and music-composer duo Anand-Milind will be honored with the National Lata Mangeshkar Award for different years, an official said on Tuesday.

She will be presented the prestigious award at her birthplace Indore on Wednesday (September 28), the birth anniversary of the late great singer.

Singh, who carved a special place in the hearts of music lovers with his distinctive voice in the 1970-1980 decades, will be awarded the Lata Mangeshkar Award for 2019, while Anand-Milind, who composed music for over 200 films, will be honored with the award. . Honors for 2020.

The award for 2021 will be given to Sanu, who gave his velvety voice to several popular songs in the 1990s, the official said.

The last Lata Mangeshkar Award ceremony was held on February 7, 2020, after which the event could not be held. coronavirus pandemic,

Officials said that this award is given annually by the Department of Culture, Government of Madhya Pradesh to promote excellence in the field of light music.

It carries a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh and a citation.

Earlier recipients included Naushad, Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle.