Folk artist Gulabbai Sangamnerkar to get lifetime honour
on 24 June, 2020, The Maharashtra government announced the Vithabai Narayangaokar lifetime achievement award to folk artist Gulabbai Sangamnerkar. The Annasaheb Kirloskar award will be conferred upon veteran theatre actress-singer Madhuvanti Dandekar. The awards were announced by culture minister Amit Deshmukh.
The Vithabai Narayangaokar lifetime achievement award carries the cash prize of Rs 5 lakh, a citation and a memento. Sangamnerkar has been performing since the age of nine. The Sangeetacharya Annasaheb Kirloskar musical theatre lifetime achievement award also carries the cash prize of Rs 5 lakh, a memento and a citation. Dandekar’s career in theatre spans more than five decades. She has performed in 25 Marathi stage musicals.