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National Artists of ALL  INDIA RADIO

In recognition of their outstanding contribution to the cause and promotion of Indian Music and also in view of their long association with All India Radio, the following 23 eminent artists of International repute were conferred the ‘National Artist’ honor by All India Radio in the  year 2004.


          1.       Pandit Bhimsen Joshi          – Hindustani Vocal

          2.       Dr.Bhupen Hazarika            -Folk Music

          3.       Ustad Bismillah Khan          - Shehnai

          4.       Vidushi D.K. Pattammal       – Karnatic Vocal

          5.       Vidushi Gangubai Hangal      – Hindustani Vocal

          6.       Pandit Kishan Maharaj         – Tabla

          7.       Vidushi Kishori  Amonkar     – Hindustani Vocal

          8.       Vidushi Lata Mangeshkar      – Light Music

          9.       Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna      – Karnatic Vocal

          10.     Vidushi M.S. Subbulakshmi   – Karnatic Vocal

          11.     Vidwan M.S. Viswanathan    - Composer

          12.     Pandit Manna Dey               – Light Music

          14.     Dr. N. Ramani                             – Karnatic Flute

          15.     Vidwan Nedunuri Krishnamurthy – Karnatic Vocal

          16.     Vidwan Palghat R. Raghu               - Mridangam

          17.     Pandit Jasraj                     – Hindustani Vocal

          18.     Pandit Ravi Shankar            - Sitar

          19.     Ustad Sabri Khan                - Sarangi

          20      Vidushi Sharan Rani            - Sarod

          21      Vidushi T. Mukta                 – Karnatic Vocal

          22.     Prof.T.N. Krishnan              – Karnatic Violin

          23.     Dr. T.K. Murthy                  - Mridangam