Indian govt appoints Shekhar Sen as Sangeet Natak Academy chairman

North Gazette News/New Delhi
Indian government on Thursday appointed noted singer, actor Shekhar Sen as Sangeet Natak Academy chairman.

Indian government spokesperson said that Shekhar Sen has been appointed as the Chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akademi (SNA). “Shekhar Sen is an eminent singer, actor, theatre director, composer and lyricist,” the spokesperson said.

According to an order issued by the Union Ministry of Culture, Shekhar Sen has been appointed as Chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi for a term of 5 years with immediate effect.

“Sen has done many research oriented musical programmes and has rendered many significant Bhajan Albums since 1983 as singer, lyricist and composer. He is famous for his mono act musical plays “Tulsi”,” Kabeer”, “Vivekananda”, “Sanmanti”,”Saahab” and “Soordas” which have been highly acclaimed,” the spokesperson said.

The spokesperson added that Shekhar Sen has received prestigious awards including Padam Shri and state level awards.

|He added that Shekhar Sen started his career as a music composer and subsequently shifted towards composing Bhajans and he has rendered many Bhajan Albums as singer, lyricist and composer. Over the years as a playwright, actor, singer, director and composer.

“Sen has created many one man musical plays like “Tulsi”, “Kabeer”, “Vivekananda”, “Sanmati”, “Saahab” & “Soordas” and performed many shows of his Mono act Musical Plays. He has also undertaken research oriented musical programs like “Dushyant Ne Kaha Tha”, “Madhya Yugeen Kaavya”, “Pakistan Ka Hindi Kavya”, “Meera Se Mahadevi Tak”,” he added.