Singer Shubha Mudgal will be honoured with the 23rd Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavna Award for her outstanding contribution towards promotion of communal harmony, peace and goodwill.
The decision was taken by the Advisory Committee of the Award which met here recently, its Member Secretary Motilal Vora said.
The Award was instituted to commemorate the lasting contribution made by former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi to promote peace, communal harmony and fight against violence. It carries a citation and cash award of Rs 10 lakh.
The Award is given on the occasion of the birthday of Gandhi on August 20. Earlier recipients of the Award include Mother Teresa, Ustad Bismillah Khan, Lata Mangeshkar and Dilip Kumar.