Jagdeep Dhankhar
Jagdeep Dhankhar

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.

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

Statewise List of National Awardees for 2017, 2018 & 2019
S.No Year of Award Name and Address Craft State
1 2017 Shri Dalavayi  Kullayappa S/o Late Dalavayi  Chinna Narayana D.No.5-89, Nimmalakunta(V), Pothulanagepalli (PO), Dharamavaram (MO), Anantapuramu Dist. Andhra Pradesh – 515 651 Leather Puppetry Andhra Pradesh
2 2017 Smt.Mahanama Devi W/o Sh.Ram Roop Paswan Vill &Post-Jitwarpur, P.S. Rahika Dist.-Madhubani, Bihar-847215 Godana Painting Bihar
3 2017 Mohd. Ishtiyaq S/o Late Habibullah R/o 2080, Kulcha Nahar Khan Darya Ganj, Delhi – 110002 Bone Carving Delhi
4 2017 Shri Iqbal Sheikh S/o Late Hazi Nathu Sheikh R/o House No.H-1/331, Madangir Market, Dr.Ambedkar Nagar, Phase-I, New Delhi – 110062 Lac Bangles Delhi
5 2017 Smt. Khatri Nasareenben Fayaz,  Apna Nagar, 1, Nr.Akasha Mashjid, Mamadbhai Ni Vadi, Sejawal Matam, Bhuj, Kutch, Gujarat – 370001 Tie & Dye Dupatta Gujarat
6 2017 Shri Akhtar Hussain Rather S/o Late Mohammad Qasim Rather  Hawal, Kralapora, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir – 190011 Paper Machie Jammu & Kashmir
7 2017 Shri Ghulam Ali Sheikh S/o Naqi Sheikh R/o Shahoo Sachan, Tehsil-Pahloo, Dist. Kulgam, Jammu & Kashmir-192231 Handmade Carpet Jammu & Kashmir
8 2017 Shri Sasidharan P.A S/o P.S. Ayyappan R/o Ayyappan resident at Puikkunnel House, Punnayam Kara, Asamannoor Village, Asamannoor P.O., Ernakulam Dist. Kerala- 683 549 Wood Carving Kerala
9 2017 Mohd. Nasir S/o Shri Gulam Rasul 18/3 Chhipa Bhakal Indore, Madhya Pradesh-452001 Hand Block Printing Madhya Pradesh
10 2017 Shri Mubarik Khatri S/o Haji Ebrahim Khatri Main Road, Bagh  District –Dhar, MP-454 221 Hand Block Printing on Bamboo mat curtain Madhya Pradesh
11 2017 Shri Pradeep Jhariya S/o Sh.Ramchandra Jhariya Village-Umaidpura, Post- Tarapur The. Uawad , Dist. Neemuch Madhya Pradesh- 458 330 Tarapur Hand Block Printing Madhya Pradesh
12 2017 Shri Pawan Kumar Jhariya S/o Late Purshottam Jhariya Village-Ummedpura, Post-Tarapur, Tesil-Jawad,  Dist. Neemuch Madhya Pradesh- 458 330 Hand Block printing of Tarapur Madhya Pradesh
13 2017 Shri  Rakesh Kumar Maharana S/o Shri Khetra Mani Maharana Plot No.1616, At-Lingipur,  PO-Sisupal garh, Bhubaneswar-751 002,  Odisha Stone Carving Odisha
14 2017 Shri Biranchi Narayana Behera S/o Sh.Uchhaba Behera At-Mouzi Beg, PO-Balanga, Dist. Puri, Odisha -752 105 Painting Odisha
15 2017 Shri Pradeepta Kumar Nayak S/o Shri Muralidhar Nayak At. & Post – Jiral, P.S.Kamakhyanagar, Dist.  Dhenkanal – 759 023, Odisha Straw Craft Odisha
16 2017 Smt.Sabita Mahapatra W/o Bijay Kumar Mahapatra At-Raghurajpur, P.O. & PS – Chandanpur, Dist.-Puri Odisha- 752 012 Pattachitra Painting Odisha
17 2017 Smt. Swarnalata Mahapatra W/o Shri Dinabandhu Mahapatra At-Raghurajpur, P.O.-Chandanpur Dist. –Puri, Odisha. Tasar painting Odisha
18 2017 Shri Sunil Soni S/o Shri Arjun Lal Soni 403, Devi Nagar , N.S.Road, Sodala, Jaipur- 302019 Thewa Jewellery Rajasthan
19 2017 Shri Shokat Ali Usta S/o Shri Rahim Bux Usta Back Side Janta Payoo, Near  Badi Karbala, Bikaner,  Rajasthan-334 001 Usta Art on Camel Leather Rajasthan
20 2017 Smt.Kamlesh Sharma W/o Shri Mohan Lal Sharma 41, Gopalpura Village, Triveni Chouraha Gopalpura bye pass ,  Jaipur – 302018 Rajasthan Tarkashi Wood Inlay Rajasthan
21 2017 Shri Mahavir Singh S/o Shri Bhagwan Das Saini R/o 4B/268 Budhi vihar Avash Vikas Majhola, Moradabad-244 001 Brass Metal Engraving Uttar Pradesh
22 2017 Smt. Sunita Sharma W/o Shri Ramesh Kumar Sharma SS/135, Shram Vihar Nagar, Harchandra Pur, ghari , Manak Nagar, Lucknow- 226011, UP Chikankari Hand Embd. Uttar Pradesh
23 2017 Smt. Mithu Rani Jana W/o Shri Alak Kumar Jana Vill & Post- Sarta, P.S.Sabang, Dist. Paschim Medinipur-721467  West Bengal Mkasland Mat, Cane & Bamboo West Bengal
24 2017 Smt.Dolon Kundu Mondal W/o Shri Biswajit Mandal R/o 4/23/1A Jahura Bazar Lane Kasba , Kolkata -700 042,West Bengal Terracotta West Bengal
25 2017 Smt.Ruma Karmakar W/o Shri Bholanath Karmakar Vill & Post- Lokepur, Dist. Birbhum, West Bengal-731123 Suri Bowl Metal Craft West Bengal
26 2018 Shri Vicky                                             Anand Parvat Public Science Gali No.10, Farid Puri, House Number 1228, New Delhi -110005  Kathputli Puppet Delhi
27 2018 Smt. Anjali Vakil W/o Shri Amit Vakil Mohalla Chountra ,  Chamba-176 310 Himachal Pradesh Chamba Hand Embroidery Himachal Pradesh
28 2018 Smt. Anita W/o Shri Lal Chand                  Vill-Dharyanu, P.O.Pukhri, The & Dist. Chamba, Himachal Pradesh-176 319 Chamba Hand Embroidery Himachal Pradesh
29 2018 Shri Safder Ali Mir S/o Mahmmad Jaffer Mir,   R/o Sonapah, The.Beerwah, Dist. Budgam, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir-193 411 Sozni Shawl Embroidery Jammu & Kashmir
30 2018 Smt. Parveza Bano W/o Mohd. Ayoub Dar R/o Kathi Maidan, Alamgari Bazar, Near Health Center. Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir-190011 Sozni Shawl Embroidery Jammu & Kashmir
31 2018 Shri Mohd. Bilal Khatri S/o Mohammed Yusuf Khatri, Dhar Road, Village-Bagh,  Dist. Dhar,  Madhya Pradesh – 454 221 Bagh Hand  Block Printing Madhya Pradesh
32 2018 Shri Abhay Brahmdeo Pandit S/o Padmashri  Brahmdeo Ram Pandit, Kalakar Niwas, Panchal Udyog Nagar, Goddev Phatak Road, Bhayander East, Dist. Thane, Mumbai -401 105 Pottery Maharastra
33 2018 Shri Ranjan Moharana S/o Sh.Ramachandra Maharana                       At-Sukuapara, P.O.Palai, P.S. Balichandrapur, Dist. Jajpur Odisha – 754 205 Stone Carving Odisha
34 2018 Shri Santosh Senapati S/o Shri Sadhu Senapati                                               At-Khamangasasan, P.O. Kakarudrapur, Via- Balipatna, Dist. Khurdha, Odisha-752 102 Palm leaf Engraving Odisha
35 2018 Smt. Sanghamitra Maharana W/o Shri Tapas Ranjan Maharana, At-Kaimatiapatna, P.O. Kaimatia, PS-Jatni, Bhubaneswar, Dist. Khurda Odisha- 752 054 Pattachitra Odisha
36 2018 Shri Rajendra Kumar Meher   S/o Shri Krishna Chandra Meher                            AT & PO – Mohantypada Dist. Sundargarh, Odisha Natural Fibre Tassar Silk Odisha
37 2018 Ms. Kuni Patra D/o Shri Pitabada Patra AT & PO- Jirala, Dist. Dhenkanal, Odisha Straw Craft Odisha
38 2018 Shri Om Prakash Jangid S/o Shri Norat Mal Jangid                                           R/o Ward No.6 (new), Near Lohia Well, Front of dadabadi Road, Churu(Rajasthan) Sandal wood Carving Rajasthan
39 2018 Smt. Sunita Sharma W/o Shri Tarun Sharma                                                 Plot No.10, Mithila Vihar-1st Jagatpura, Jaipur-302025 Rajasthan Sanjhi Art  (Paper Cutting) Rajasthan
40 2018 Smt.Prem Devi Sonava W/o Shri Kunj Bhihari Sonava 69/5 Near Nandev Chowk, Sanganer, Jaipur, Rajasthan-302029 Hand Block Printing Rajasthan
41 2018 Shri Gadde Ashok Kumar  S/o Sh.Rajamouli,                                          No.6-1-46, Ashok Nagar, Karimnagar, Telangana-505 001 Silver Filigree Telengana
42 2018 Shri Ikram Husain S/o Late Hazi Abdul Hameed                                  R/o Peerzada Rose Wali Ziyarat Chowk, Moradabad-244 001, Uttar Pradesh Metal Crafts Uttar Pradesh
43 2018 Shri Shyam Soni S/o Late Sh.Vishnu Parsad  Soni, 1130 Ghiya Mandi, Bhargav Gali, Giya Mandi, Mathura – 281 001 (UP) Sanjhi Art  (Paper Cutting) Uttar Pradesh
44 2018 Shri Mohan Verma S/o Late Shri Chainshuk Das Verma, R/o F/563C, Maha Vidhay Colony, Mathura – 281 001, Uttar Pradesh Sanjhi Art  (Paper Cutting) Uttar Pradesh
45 2018 Smt. Gouri Rani Jana W/o Shri Tapas Kumar Jana                                             Village-Paschim Beguni, P.O.Chakshyampur, P.S.Debra, Dist. Paschim Medinipur – 721 124,  West Bengal Masland Mat Weaving West Bengal
46 2018 Smt. Gouribala Das W/o Shri Nishikanta Das                                     Vill-Sarta, Sabang, Dist. Paschim Medinipore,  West Bengal- 721 467 Masland Mat Weaving West Bengal
47 2018 Shri Bablu Nandi S/o Shri Satya Nandi,  Vill & P.O. Hatgram, P.S.Indpur,  Dist. Bankura, West Bengal-722 136 Conch Shell Engraving West Bengal
48 2019 Smt. D.Sivamma W/o Late D.Chinna Narayana                                                 5-89 Nimmalakunta Village, Dharamvaram Mandal, Anantapur Dist. Andhra Pradesh-515 672 Leather Puppets Andhra Pradesh
49 2019 Smt. Vibha Lal W/o Shri Raj Kumar Lal C/o Shri Rajendra Singh Mica Colony, Digha, Patna- 800011  Bihar Madhubani Painting Bihar
50 2019 Shri Taj Ahmad S/o Late Sh.Anwar Hussain                                                  4741, Gali Razia Begam,  House Qazi, Delhi -110006 Musical Instruments Delhi
51 2019 Smt.Jamanaben Anchalbhai Rathod W/o Anchalbhai Ajabhai Rathod Badhiya Vas, Shivanagar Society, Tharad, Banaskantha -385565, Gujarat Soof & Kharek Embroidery Gujarat
52 2019 Ms.Dinesh Kumari, W/o Sh.S.K.Dogra Ward No.7, Near LIC Office Nurpur Dist. Kangra, Himachal Pradesh-176 202 Chamba Hand Embd. Rumal Himachal Pradesh
53 2019 Sh.Muzaffar Hussain Kashoo S/o Ghulam Hussain Kashoo                      Kathi Maidan, Srinagar-190011 Paper machie Jammu & Kashmir
54 2019 Shri Zahoor Ahmad Bhat S/o Baqir Ali Bhat R/o Shalla Bagh Zadibal ,  Srinagar -190011, J&K Sozni Embroidery Jammu & Kashmir
55 2019 Shri J.C.Gangadhar S/o Chowdappa Jamehalli Gudavi Soraba Taluk Ulavi, Post Shivamogga Dist. Karnataka – 577 429  (MCP Died: Nominee Name: Shantha) Sandal Wood Carving Karnataka
56 2019 Shri Amar Bajirao Satpute S/o Sh. Bajirao Ramchandra Satpute                   At & Post – Bahireshwar, Tal-Karveer, Dist.-Kolhapur, -416 001, Maharashtra Lether Kolhapuri Chappal Maharastra
57 2019 Smt.Rajni Avinash Shirke W/o Prof.Dr.Avinash Vinyakrao Shirke                        Plot No.32, Jijau Nagar, Yavatmal, Yavtmal,Near Sandip Mangalam, Maharashtra – 445 001 Hand Embroidery Maharastra
58 2019 Ms.Maisnam Lalini Devi                             R/o Wangkhei Yonglan Leirak, P.O.Imphal P.S. Porompat, Imphat East, Manipur- 795 005 Saphee Lanphee Manipur
59 2019 Shri Susanta Kumar Das S/o Shri Brajabandhu Das                                  VPO-Palei, PS-Balichandrapur, Dist.Jajpur, Odisha -754 205 Stone Carving Odisha
60 2019 Smt. Bijayalaxmi Swain W/o Shri Ashesh Chandra Swain                                  At-Basudeipur, P.O/P.S-Chandanpur, Dist. Puri-752 012 (Odisha) Palmleaf Engraving Odisha
61 2019 Smt.Swapna Manjari Nayak W/o Shri Saroj Nayak                                          Vill.Bhabanipur, P.O.Pipli, Dist.-Puri, Odisha – 752104 Palm Leaf Engraving Odisha
62 2019 Shri K.Venkateshan S/o Sh.Kaliyaperumal                                            K.Venkatesan No.52,6th Street, Puduh Nagar, First Plot, Kanuvapet, Villianur,Puducherry – 605 110 Terracotta Pudducherry
63 2019 Shri  Sri Masilamani S/o Sathasivam, No.15 Nehru Nagar, 2nd Main Road, Thengaithittu Road, Pudducherry-605004 Sholapith craft Pudducherry
64 2019 Shri Gulab Singh S/o Late Padam Shree Kudrat Singh                                      1565. Jadiyon Ka Rasta, Opp.SBI Bank,Chaura Rasta, Near Somani Sweet, Jaipur-302 004, Rajasthan Silver Meenakari Rajasthan
65 2019 Shri Mohammad Sharif S/o Shri Nazir Mohammad                                          K-23, Vishnu Colony K.N.N, Jodhpur-342002 (Rajasthan) Tie & Dye Rajasthan
66 2019 Shri Kamal Kishore Soni S/o Shri Meghraj                                                   3E11, Sanjay Gandhi Colony, Pratap Nagar, Jodhpur-342 001, Rajasthan Bone Carving Rajasthan
67 2019 Smt. Shyamalata   Gahlot W/o Late Rajesh Gahlot                                        Bonoyo Ka Bass, Mochiwada, Sojat City District5-Pali, Rajasthan- 313 001 Koftgiri Rajasthan
68 2019 Shri Dwarika Prasad Suthar S/o Shri Mohan Lal Suthar                                    Village- Basso. P.O.Bassi,  Chittorgarh – 312 022, Rajasthan Wood Craft Wood Painting Rajasthan
69 2019 Shri Dinesh Kumar Soni S/o Shri Prabhu Lal Soni                                           B-289, Shastri Nagar, Bhilwara, Rajasthan – 311 001 Warak Printing Rajasthan
70 2019 Ms. Neha Bhatia (Designer)                             502, Karan Upasana Residency , Moti Dungri Circle Jaipur-304 004                   &                                                        Shri Dharmendra Singh Bhalla (Craftsperson)                                        2459, Maru Ji Ka Chowk, Ghee Walon Ka Rasta, Johari Bazar, Jaipur -302 003 (Rajasthan) Kundan Jadai Meenakari Rajasthan
71 2019 Shri Khoob Singh Yadav S/o Shri Chiranji Lal Yadav                                   Kathara  pooran Jeevan Ki Sarai, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh- 244 001 Metal Engraving Uttar Pradesh
72 2019 Shri Pyarelal Maurya S/o Late Horilal Maurya                                                      Vill. kPure, PO-Kachhawaroad Thana, Mirzamurad , Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh -221 313 Hand made Mirzapur Dutty Uttar Pradesh
73 2019 Shri Raj Kumar S/o Shri Ajant Singh H.No.309, Raja Ka Tal (Khera) Firozabad,  Uttar Pradesh-283203 Glass work Firozabad Uttar Pradesh
74 2019 Shri Ajay Kumar Verma S/o Sh.Chain Sukh Das Verma                             House No.92/95, Nakkarchi  Teela, Manik Chowk,. Shrinath Ji Temple, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh-281 001 Sanjhi  Paper cutting Uttar Pradesh
75 2019 Shri Bipad Bhanjan Saha S/o Late Sh.Jivan Krishna Saha                                23/B Binay Sarkar Road, Churipatti, PS-English Bazar, P.O. & Dist.Malda 0732 101 West Bengal. Cane & Bamboo West Bengal
76 2019 Smt.Rupa Dasgupta W/o  Shri Jaydeb Dasgupta                                                        Flat No.C-23/11, Manjulika-B Housing Cooperative Society Ltd., EKPT Phase-IV, Kolkata-700 107, West Bengal Lace & Crochet West Bengal
77 2019 Shri Sanjay Biswas S/o Late Sh Dhirendra Nath Biswas                                Village-Basta, P.O.Aranghata, P.S.Dhantala, Dist. Nadia West Bengal- 741 501 Coconut shell Carving West Bengal
78 2019 Ms. Sunetra Lahiri (Designer)           972, Tagore Park Main  Road, Block-F13,Kolkata-700039, West Bengal                            &                                                   Shri Gobinda Bar (craftsperson)Rajbanshipara, Paschim Bainan, PS Bainman, Post Office Bangnan, Distt. Howrah -711303 (West) Kantha Hand Embroidery West Bengal

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