Himachal News: Dr. Krishnalal Sehgal Honored With Sangeet Natak Akademi Award For Contribution To Folk Music

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Dr. Krishna Lal Sehgal late mother had worked in films in Lahore in the pre-independence era, while his father was also famous in music.

Dr. Krishnalal Sehgal - Photo: Diary Times

Dr. Krishnalal Sehgal - Photo: Diary Times

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Reported & Written By Kumud Sharma, Diary Times, Rajgarh (Sirmour), March 08: Dr. Krishnalal Sehgal, a Very famous folk singer from the Rajgarh area of Sirmour district of Himachal Pradesh and who holds a prominent place in music, has been honored with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribution to folk music by the President of Bharat Draupadi Murmu in Delhi on Wednesday. In addition to the medal, Dr. Krishnalal Sehgal has also been awarded a cash amount of Rs 1 lakh in the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.

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Dr. Krishna Lal Sehgal, a famous folk singer of Rajgarh region and a prominent place in music, has devoted his entire life to Himachali folk music. Dr. Krishna Lal Sehgal always used traditional musical instruments in folk songs and maintained the originality of folk music. There is amazing charm in the melodious voice of Dr. Krishna Lal Sehgal and extraordinary talent can also be seen in the pronunciation of words of Dr. Krishna Lal Sehgal.

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Dr. Krishna Lal Sehgal has so far composed more than a hundred Pahari songs and made dozens of audios and videos and has also sung on All India Radio and Doordarshan. Dr. Krishna Lal Sehgal has also published a book of his folk songs ‘Geet Meri Mati Re’. In the book ‘Geet Meri Mati Re’, Pahari songs have been written with notation and this first book with notation is proving to be very useful for Himachali folk music learners. Dr. Krishna Lal Sehgal has also been honored with district and state level honors by many music serving organizations. Dr. Krishna Lal Sehgal has been given ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by Himalayan Literature, Culture and Environment Forum, Shimla for his outstanding contribution in the field of Himachali folk music.

Dr. Krishna Lal Sehgal is a PhD in Vocal Music and Dr. Krishna Lal Sehgal has obtained the degrees of Sangeet Visharad in singing and playing from Ancient Art Center, Chandigarh and Sangeet Praveen in Vocal Music from Allahabad.

Dr. Krishna Lal Sehgal is among the high ranking artists of Akashvani Shimla and Doordarshan. Dr. Krishna Lal Sehgal retired from the post of Associate Professor (Vocal Music) from Himachal College Cadre in the year 2008. Dr. Krishna Lal Sehgal late mother had worked in films in Lahore in the pre-independence era, while his father was also famous in music.

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Kumud Sharma

Kumud Sharma is the First Well-Known Female Journalist of the Journalism World of Himachal Pradesh. I am the Founder, Editor in Chief, Managing Director, Promoter of Diary Times. As a Female Journalist, With My Experience of More Than Nine Years, I Tell You Every News of Himachal Pradesh From The Ground Level With Absolutely Accurate and Correct Information, Be it the Politics of Himachal Pradesh or the Ground Reality, My Perspective On Every News Will Give You Assurance. I Assure You That Every News of Mine Will Comply With the Expertise and Fact Checking Policy.

 

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