Pandit Manilal Nag

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Pandit Manilal Nag

Born: 16 August 1939

  • He is an Indian classical sitar player and an exponent of the Bishnupur Gharana of Bengal.
  • He was given the Padma Shri Award, the fourth highest civilian award in India in 2020.
  • He made his first public appearance in the All India Music Conference of 1953, accompanied by Samta Prasad on tabla.
  • He has been performing many times in the National Programme of Music and Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan since 1954.
  • He was invited to the United States and other European Countries through the I.C.C.R (Government of India) in the year 1973.
  • In 1979 he was also invited to Australia by the Government Of India as a delegate for participation in the Indian Ocean Art Festival, to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Government of Australia.
  • He was attached to the Instrumental Music Division of the ITC Sangeet Research Academy from 2005 to 2011.

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