Folk singer Idu Sharif passed away

Context: Sangeet-Natak Akademi awardee Dhadi folk singer Idu Sharif passed away at 80

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  • On January 8,2020 Dhadi folk singer Idu Sharif 80 years old died at Manji Majra, Chandigarh on January 8, 2020.
  • He was suffering from paralysis.
  • Idu Sharif was born in the village Lalodi of Nabha in Patiala,Punjab.
  • He received an award from Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi and Tamra Patra award in 2006.
  • He also received Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi award, Professor Mohan Singh award, Shiromani Dhadi Puraskar award in 2008.
  • Dhadi folk singer Idu Sharif sings ballads and uses folk instrument ‘Dhadd’.

About Sangeet Natak Akademi

  • The Sangeet Natak Akademi is India’s national academy for music, dance and drama.
  • It was created by a resolution of the (then) Ministry of Education, Government of India, in 1952 with Dr P.V. Rajamannar as its first Chairman.
  • It is presently an Autonomous Body of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India and is fully funded by the Government for implementation of its schemes and programmes.

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