The Uttar Pradesh government has announced the names of 54 persons for the ‘Yash Bharti’ awards for the year 2016-17.
Yash Bharti is a coveted award of Uttar Pradesh and is given annually to eminent people from various walks of life. It carries a citation, a shawl and a cash award of Rs 11 lakh.
Main persons in the list are:
Ustad Gulfaam (Classical music)
Soni Chaurasiya (Kathak)
Kashinath Yadav (Birha singing)
Aaftab and Hashmi of the Sabri brothers (Qawwali)
Keval Kumar (Singing and music direction)
Aslam Warsi (Sufi singing)
Anupma Rag (Writing and film direction)
Suman Yadav (Sports)
Swaroop Kumari Bakshi (Literature)
Mohd Basheer Badra (Education)
Cricketer Bhuvneshwar Kumar
‘Waterman’ Rajendra Singh
Sarvesh Asthana (Writer)