Swathi Sangeetha Puraskaram (Kerala State Award For Musicians)

Swathi Sangeetha Puraskaram (Kerala State Award For Musicians)
Ustad Bismillah Khan Swathi Sangeetha Puruskaram Winner 1998
Swathi Sangeetha Puraskaram or Swati Puruskar is the highest honor for musicians given by the Indian State Government of Kerala. The award is named after Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma, Maharaja of Travancore. The award carries a cash prize of one lakh rupees, a citation, and a medal.

S.No Name Awarded in Known for
1Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer 1997Carnatic music
2Bismillah Khan 1998Shehnai
3D. K. Pattammal 1999Carnatic music
4K.V.Narayanaswamy 2000Carnatic music (violin)
5T.N. Krishnan 2002Carnatic music (violin)
6Bhimsen Joshi 2003Hindustani classical music
7Sankaran Embranthiri 2004Kathakali music
8Mavelikkara Prabhakara Varma 2006Carnatic music (vocal)
9Neyyattinkara Vasudevan2007Carnatic music (vocal)
10Pandit Jasraj 2008Hindustani (vocal)
11R. K. Srikantan 2009Carnatic music (vocal)
12K.J. Yesudas 2011Playback singing
13M.Balamuralikrishna 2012Carnatic music (vocal)
14V. Dakshinamoorthy 2013Carnatic music (vocal
15Amjad Ali Khan 2014Sarod
16Trichur V. Ramachandran 2015Carnatic music (vocal)
17Mangad K. Natesan2016Carnatic music