Shubha Mudgal is a well-known Indian singer of Hindustani classical music.
The award will be presented to Mudgal at a special ceremony on August 20 at Jawahar Bhawan auditorium. The award carries a citation and cash award of Rs 10 lakh.
“The advisory committee of the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award in its meeting held on July 30 decided that 23rd Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award be given to Shubha Mudgal for her outstanding contribution towards the promotion of communal harmony, peace and goodwill,” said a statement issued by Motilal Vora, Member Secretary, Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award Advisory Committee.
“The Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award is given on the occasion of the birthday of Rajiv Gandhi. It was instituted to commemorate the lasting contribution made by him to promote peace, communal harmony and fight against violence,” the statement added.
Former recipients of Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award include Mother Teresa, Ustad Bismillah Khan, Mohd Yunus, Lata Mangeshkar, Sunil Dutt, and Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, among others.