Hindustani classical singer Shubha Mudgal has been selected for the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award for her outstanding contribution towards the promotion of communal harmony, peace and goodwill. The award carries a citation and cash award of Rs 10 lakh.
The decision to honour the singer was taken at a meeting of the Advisory Committee of the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award last week.
The award is given on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the late Prime Minister. This will be the 23rd edition of the award. Congress president Sonia Gandhi has been presenting the award ever since it was constituted.