Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia Lifetime Achievement Award
Hindustani vocalist Padma Vibhushan, Dr. Prabha Atre was conferred with the the Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia Lifetime Achievement Award at the hands of Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde. The award was presented to her by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde at Thane near Mumbai. The Chief Minister felicitated Dr Atre at a function at Ram Ganesh Gadkari Rangayatan. Shinde presented Dr Atre with a citation and Rs 1 lakh at the program, during which a symphony of 90 flutists was performed to mark her 90th birthday.
About the Prabha Atre
Prabha Atre (born 13 September 1932) is an Indian classical vocalist from the Kirana gharana. She has been awarded all three of the Padma Awards by the Government of India. Her music training was in the Guru-shishya tradition. She learnt classical music from Sureshbabu Mane and Hirabai Badodekar from the Kirana gharana. She acknowledges the influence of two other greats, Amir Khan for khyal and Bade Ghulam Ali Khan for thumri, on her gayaki. She also has formal training in Kathak dance style.
Awards and Honours:
- 1976 – Acharya Atre Award for music.
- Jagatguru Shankaracharya conferred the title “Gaan-Prabha”
- 1990 – Padma Shri
- 1991 – Sangeet Natak Academy Award
- Giants International Award, Rashtriya Kalidas samman
- Tagore Akademi Ratna Award announced from the Sangeet Natak Akademi in 2011
- Dinanath Mangeshkar award
- Hafiz Ali Khan Award
- Felicitation by Global Action Club International
- Govind-Lakshmi award
- Godavari Gaurav Puraskar
- Dagar Gharana Award
- Acharya Pandit Ram Narayan Foundation Award Mumbai
- Ustad Faiyyaz Ahmed Khan Memorial Award (Kirana Gharana)
- ‘Kala-Shree 2002’
- 2002 – Padma Bhushan
- P.L. Deshpande Bahuroopi Sanman
- Sangeet Sadhana Ratna Award
- ‘Lifetime achievement’ award by the Pune University
- Mahim Ratna Award by Shivsena Mumbai
- Felicitation by the Mayor of Mumbai, Name included in national and international biographical works.
- State government Award to her book Swarmayee.
- From the year 2011 “Swarayoginee Dr. Prabha Atre Rashtriya Shaastreeya Sangeet Puraskar” instituted by Tatyasaheb Natu Trust and Gaanvardhan Pune.
- Working as a committee member for several social, educational, cultural institutions.
- Chairman of Rasta Peth Education Society – a leading educational association in Pune for the last 12 years.
- 2022 – Padma Vibhushan