Deveshwar, Soumitra Chatterjee conferred Bengal's Highest Civilian Award

Posted on:22 May 2017 12:09:40
Deveshwar, Soumitra Chatterjee conferred Bengal's Highest Civilian Award
22 May 2017 Current Affairs:

  • Thespian Soumitra Chatterjee and Y.C. Deveshwar conferred the Banga Samman Awards, West Bengal's Highest Civilian Award, by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

  • Two categories of awards are presented as part of Banga Samman - Banga Bhushan and Banga Bibhushan.

  • Industrialist Deveshwar, pulmonologist Dhiman Ganguly, former Mizoram Governor Arun Prasad Mukherjee, actor Chatterjee, and poet Nirendranath Chakraborty conferred the highest category of awards, the Banga Bibhushan.

  • Recipients of Banga Bhushan are Bangladeshi singer Rezwana Chowdhury Banya, folk singer Hidmat Fakir, Chapal Bhaduri.

  • The Banga Samman awards were instituted in 2011, celebrated artistes, singers, sportspersons, filmmakers, intellectuals have been honored with these awards.


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