Gujarat Sangeet Natak Academy has announced its Gaurav Puraskars for performing artistes for 2014-15. Atul Purohit and Shahbuddin Rathod are among those who have been nominated for the award.
Vijang Mehta, Hema Kapildev Shukla and Aditi Desai are to be awarded for their contribution to theatre, while Hemant Pannalal Gandharva, Shambhu Mehta and Atul Purohit will be honoured for their contribution towards music.
Hemadri Udayan, Nikhil Bhatt and Rucha Bhatt have been shortlisted for the felicitation in the field of dance. Shahbuddin Rathod, Baldevbhai Dalsukhbhai Nayak and Raghuvir Narhardan Kunchala will be awarded for their contribution to the field of folkart, a release said.