Sangeet Natak Akadmei Award 1973 Music - Hindustani - Vocal I present to you, Sir, Smt. Gangubai Hangal. Born in Dharwar, in 1913, Smt. Hangal is a distinguished vocalist. She received training in Hindustani classical music from Rambhau Kundagolkar, popularly known as Sawai Gandharv. Smt. Hangal is known for her chiselled rendering of Khayal of the Kirana Gharana. Smt. Hangal has received honours from several institutions and organisations. She received the Mysore State Akademi Award in 1962 and was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 1971. For her eminence in the field of Music and her contribution to its enrichment, Smt. Gangubai Hangal receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Hindustani Vocal Music.