Classical singers Rajan, Sajan presented Tansen Samman

Gwalior: Noted classical singers Rajan and Sajan Mishra have been conferred with the prestigious National Tansen Samman for 2011-12.

The award, which carries Rs 2 lakh in cash and a citation, was presented to the vocalist-brothers by Gwalior Mayor Samiksha Gupta at the Tansen Samaroh here Friday night.

Speaking on the occasion, Rajan said though he was a recipient of Padma Bhushan, the country's third highest civilian award, it was a big honour to get the Tansen Samman as it is considered a prestigious prize in the the music world.

The Tansen Samaroh is being organised from December 14 to 17 by the State Government's Ustad Alauddin Khan Sangeet Evam Kala Akademi and Madhya Pradesh Sanskriti Parishad.

Rajan-Sajan's father Hanuman Prasad Mishra is one of the past recipients of the Madhya Pradesh Government-sponsored award.