Thanga Darlong

Thanga Darlong (born 20 July 1920) is an Indian folk music artist, known for his contribution to the folk music of Tripura and his work in preserving & promoting the traditional instrument Rosem. He was awarded the Padma Shri (2019), the fourth highest civilian award in India.[1][2] He is also a recipient of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award 2014), the highest Indian recognition given to practising artists.[3][4] He is also a recipient of Academic Fellowship Award (2015)[5], state-level Vayoshresta Samman (2016) and Centenarian Award.[4]

Darlong hails from Kailashahar in Unakoti district, Tripura. In 2016, he was also showcased in Tree of Tongues in Tripura directed by Josy Joseph.[1]

HonoursEdit

1st AB VAJPAYEE LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2019

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Tripura CM felicitates Padma Shri awardee Thanga Darlong". The Sentinel. 29 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b "List of Padma Awardees 2019" (PDF). Padmaawards.gov.in. Government of India.
  3. ^ a b "Thanga Darlong". Sangeetnatak.gov.in. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Four North East artists conferred Sangeet Natak Akademi award". The Northeast Today.
  5. ^ "President Gives Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards". Outlook India. 23 October 2015.

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