30 Shilp Guru Awards and 78 National Awards for the year 2017, 2018 and 2019 were presented to master craftspersons, 36 of whom are women, here today. The main objective of the awards is to give recognition for their excellence in craftsmanship and valuable contribution to Indian Handicrafts and textiles sector.

The Shilp Guru Awards are given to legendary master craftspersons in recognition of excellent craftsmanship, product excellence and the role played by them as gurus in the continuance of crafts to other trainee artisans as a vital part of traditional heritage. The Awards were started in 2002, to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the resurgence of Handicrafts in India. The Award consists of a gold coin, Rs.2.00 lakhs prize money, a Tamrapatra, a shawl and a certificate. 30 Shilp Gurus have been selected for the years 2017, 2018 and 2019 out of whom 24 are male and 06 are female.

The National Awards are being awarded since 1965 for outstanding craftsmanship in different craft categories. The main crafts for which the Awards have been given are Metal Engraving, Chikan Hand Embroidery, Khurja Blue Pottery, Mata Ni Pachedi Kalamkari, Bandhani, Tie & Dye ,Hand Block Bagh Print, Warli Art, Stone Dust Painting , Sozni Hand Embroidery, Terracotta, Tanjore Painting, Sholapith, Kantha Hand Embroidery, Palm leaf Engraving, Brass wire inlay on wood, Wood Tarkashi, Madhubani Painting, Gold Leaf Painting , straw craft etc. The Award consists of Rs.1.00 lakh prize money, a Tamrapatra, a Shawl and a certificate.  78 craftspersons have been selected for the National Awards for the year 2017, 2018 and 2019 including 02 design innovation awards where a designer and artisan collaborate to create a unique product.

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Statewise List of Shilp Guru Awardees for the Year 2017,2018 & 2019

S.No

Year of Award

Name

Craft

State

1

2017

Smt.Amita Sachdeva                                      

Stone Dust Painting

Delhi

2

2017

Smt.Noorbanu Mohamad Khatri

Bandhani, Tie & Dye

Gujarat

3

2017

Shri K.R.Mohanan

Wood Carving

Kerala

4

2017

Mohammed Yusuf Khatri 

Hand Block Bagh Print

Madhya Pradesh

5

2017

Shri V.K.Munusamy 

Terracotta

Puducherry

6

2017

Shri Vinod Kumar Jangid

Sandal Wood Carving

Rajasthan

7

2017

Shri Mohan Lal Soni 

Miniature Painting

Rajasthan

8

2017

Shri Dilshad Husain 

Brass Engraving

Uttar Pradesh

9

2017

Shri Zahiruddin

Khurja Blue Pottery

Uttar Pradesh

10

2017

Shri Tapan Chakrabarty

Palm Lelaf Engraving

West Bengal

11

2018

Shri Kondra Gangadhar

Block Making

Andhra Pradesh

12

2018

Shri Chanchal Chakraborty         

Metal

Delhi

13

2018

Shri Abdul Hasib                                     

Bone Carving

Delhi

14

2018

Shri Bashir Ahmed Bhat              

Sozni Hand Embroidery

Jammu & Kashmir

15

2018

Ms. Gurumayum Shanti Devi 

Artistic Textiles

Manipur

16

2018

Shri Bijay Kumar Parida 

Palmleaf Engraving

Odisha

17

2018

Shri Maheswar Parida 

Stone Carving

18

2018

Shri Gopal Prasad Sharma 

Miniature Painting

Rajasthan

19

2018

Smt. Mahamaya Sikdar 

Kantha Hand Embroidery

West Bengal

20

2018

Shri Ashish Malakar 

Sholapith

West Bengal

21

2019

 Sh.Velayudham Sreenvasulu Reddy  

Kalamkari Hand Painting

Andhra Pradesh

22

2019

Ms.Suman Sonthalia 

Warli Art

Delhi

23

2019

Shri Chitara Chandrakant Bhulabhai                   

Mata Ni Pachedi Kalamkari

Gujarat

24

2019

Shri Iqbal Hussain Khan 

Papie Machie

Jammu & Kashmir

25

2019

Shri M.Ramamurthy 

Wood Carving

Karnataka

26

2019

Shri Mohan Lal Sharma                       

Brass wire inlay on Sheeshem Wood Tarkashi

Rajasthan

27

2019

Sh. Asharam Meghawal                       

Miniature Painting

Rajasthan

28

2019

Shri V.Panneer Selvam 

Tanjore Painting

Tamilnadu

29

2019

Shri Chiranji Lal Yadav                         

Brass Engraving

Uttar Pradesh

30

2019

Smt.Naseem Bano                              

Chikan Hand Embroidery

Uttar Pradesh

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