Classical singers Rajan, Sajan presented Tansen Samman

Last Updated: Dec 15, 2012, 19:59 PM IST

Gwalior: Noted classical singers Rajan and Sajan Mishra have been conferred with the prestigious National Tansen Samman for 2011-12.

The award, which carries Rs 2 lakh in cash and a citation, was presented to the vocalist-brothers by Gwalior Mayor Samiksha Gupta at the Tansen Samaroh here last night.

Speaking on the occasion, Rajan said though he was a recipient of Padma Bhushan, the country`s third highest civilian award, it was a big honour to get the Tansen Samman as it is considered a prestigious prize in the the music world.

The Tansen Samaroh is being organised from December 14 to 17 by the State Government`s Ustad Alauddin Khan Sangeet Evam Kala Akademi and Madhya Pradesh Sanskriti Parishad. Rajan-Sajan`s father Hanuman Prasad Mishra is one of the past recipients of the Madhya Pradesh Government-sponsored award.