Banga Bibhushan

Banga Bibhushan Samman (Bengali: বঙ্গবিভূষণ) is a title instituted by the West Bengal government to honour the services of personalities in various fields.[1] The Banga Ratna Samman and the Banga Bhushan Samman ("Bengal ornament" বঙ্গ ভূষণ) awards are also granted.

Banga Bibhushan
বঙ্গবিভূষণ (Bengali)
State Civilian award
Awarded forServices of personalities in various fields
Sponsored byGovernment of West Bengal
LocationWest Bengal
Reward(s)₹200,000
First awarded2011
Highlights
Total awarded22
First winnerAmala Shankar
Last winnerUstad Ali Ahmed Hussein Khan

The award was conceived by Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal, on 25 July 2011.[2]

List of awardeesEdit

2011Edit

Name Field
Amala Shankar Dance
Mahashweta Devi Literature
Sandhya Mukhopadhyay Music (Bengali Modern Songs)
Supriya Devi Film (acting)
Manna Dey Music (Bengali Modern Songs and Hindi Film Music)
Amjad Ali Khan Music (Indian Classical Instrumental)
Dwijen Mukhopadhyay Music (Rabindra Sangeet and Bengali Modern Songs)
Shailen Manna Sports (Football)
Haradhan Bandopadhyay Film (acting)

2012Edit

Name Field
Suchitra Sen Film (acting)
Leslie Claudius Sports (hockey)
Jogen Chowdhury Painting
Rudraprasad Sengupta Theatre
Bibhas Chakraborty Theatre
Shaoli Mitra Theatre
Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay Literature
Sanjeev Chattopadhyay Literature
Goutam Ghose Film (Direction)
Joy Goswami Literature
Ranjit Mallick Film (acting)
Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty Music (Hindustani Classical)
Ustad Ali Ahmed Hussein Khan Music (Sehnai)

In May 2012 The Sunday Indian reported that Ravi Shankar had refused the award.[3]

2013Edit

Name Field
Amitabha Chowdhury Journalist
B.K. Birla Industrialist
Mithun Chakraborty Film (acting)
Purna Das Baul Singer
Rituporno Ghosh Film Maker
Sabitri Chatterjee Actor
Sandhya Roy Actor
Subir Sen Singer
Subhaprasanna Painter
Sourav Ganguly Sports
Thankamani Kutti Dancer

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2018Edit

The Banga Bibhushan of 2018 was awarded on 21st of May, to the following :

Asha Bhosle (singer), Girija Shankar Roy (academician), Suhrid Kumar Bhowmick (linguist), Samaresh Majumder (writer), Subrata Bhattacharya (footballer), Mohammed Habib (footballer), Prosenjit Chatterjee (actor) and Shyamal Kumar Sen (judge).

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