Noted music director Khayyam has been selected for this year's Malwa Sangeet Samman.
The award, instituted by the Malwa Rangmanch Samiti, will be presented to Khayyam on February 6 at the Kalidas Akademi Ujjain, Samiti President Keshav Rai said.
The award carries a cash prize of Rs one lakh and a citation.
The Samiti is working in promoting culture, arts and literature and has been felicitating legendary film personalities and also upcoming talented artistes, he said.
It has felicitated film personalities like Usha Mangeshkar, Manoj Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor, Ravindra Jain, Ibrahim Ahsq, Pyarelal (of Laxmikant-Pyarelal team), Anandji (of Kalyanji-Anandji team), Anup Jalota and Ravi, he said.
Khayyam is known for hit musical scores in films like Footpath, Shola Aur Shabnam, Phir Subah Hogi, Kabhi Kabhi, Trishul, Noorie, Umrao Jaan, Thodi Si Bewafai, Dard, Razia Sultan, Khandaan, Shagun and Bazaar.
Non-film bhajans and ghazals composed by Khayyam have also been very popular, Rai said.
Malwa Sangeet Samman for Khayyam
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