Aifacs award


An abbreviation for the All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, it refers to an independent arts organization founded in 1928 in Delhi, India. AIFACS sponsors art exhibitions and makes awards throughout India. After Indian independence, many functions were transferred to three academies: Lalit Kala Akademi,Visual Arts; Sangeet Natak Akademi, Theatre Arts; and Sahitya Akademi, Literature. Every three years, twelve awards are given in each of these catagories with the highest being the Kala Samrat. Others are Kala Shree, Kala Vibhushan, and Kala Ratna. Recipients include Amitabh Banerjee. Sources: Wikipedia, AskART Biography