Karan Singh to get award on art, culture

New Delhi: Former ambassador to the US and MP Karan Singh will be conferred the Dayawati Modi Art, Culture and Education Award Nov 24, a statement said Saturday.

The award which carries a cash prize of Rs.201,000, a scroll of honour and a silver shield will be given away by Vice President M. Hamid Ansari.

Singh has written 20 books on subjects ranging from poetry to politics.

He is currently the chairman, ethics committee, of the upper house of parliament. He also heads the governing body of the Auroville Foundation and is president of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.

The award is given by the Modi group in the memory of its founder`s late wife Dayawati Modi.