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Year Winner Category
2018
Dr. Kanak Rele
Lifetime Achievement in Classical Dance
2017
Dr. Prabha Atre
Lifetime achievement in Hindustani Classical Vocal
2016
Dr Pratibha Agrawal
Lifetime achievement in Indian Theatre
2015
Pandit Shivkumar Sharma
Lifetime achievement in Hindustani Instrumental Music - Santoor
2014
Pandit Birju Maharaj
Lifetime Achievement in Classical Dance
2013
Dr. Girija Devi
Hindustani Classical Vocal
2012
Smt. Yamunabai Vikram Jawle
Lifetime Achievement in Performing Folk Arts
2012
Shri. R. Nageswara Rao
Lifetime Achievement in Performing Folk Arts
2011
Shri Nagji Patel
Lifetime Achievement in Sculpture
2010
Prof. Raj Bisaria
Lifetime Achievement in Indian Theatre
2009
Pandit Jasraj
Hindustani Classical Vocal
2008
Pandit Vijay Raghav Rao
Hindustani Instrumental Music (Flute)
2007
Smt. Mrinalini Sarabhai
Classical Dance
2006
Shri K. G. Subramaniam
Visual Art Painting
2005
Dr. Gangubai Hangal
Classical Vocal Music
2004
Shri Purshottam Das Jalota
Sugam Sangeet
2003
Shri Jeeva Soma Mashe
FolkArt - Performing Folk Art - Visual
2003
Dr. (Smt.) Teejan Bai
FolkArt - Performing Folk Art - Visual
2002
Sri. Sankho Choudhuri
SCULPTURE
2002
Sri. Somnath Hore
SCULPTURE
2001
Sri. Habib Tanvir
Artist & Playwright
2000
Pt. Bhimsen Joshi
Classical Vocal
1999
Pt. Ram Narayan
Instrumental (Sarangi)
1998
Guru Shri Kelucharan Mahapatra
Classical Dance (Odissi)
1997
Shri M.F. Hussain
Painting
1996
Smt. Lata Mangeshkar
Music - Vocal