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S.D. Burman awardees

The S.D. Burman International Award for Creative Music and Sound was constituted in 2010 to honour the versatile and prolific musical talent in Indian Cinema. The award is named after the legendary Indian music composer who embodied different sounds of India in his compositions. It is also a unique initiative that acknowledges the integral place of music in our cinema and our culture.

The awardees have been from diverse musical streams – from exponents of classical music to music composers in popular films to singers. It has been a valuable addition to PIFF. The interactions with the awardees give an insight into a unique facet of Indian cinema to PIFF delegates. They bring out the beauty of poetry and music and how it gels with the narrative of an Indian film.

Year   S.D. Burman International Award for creative music and sound Awardees
22nd PIFF, 2024    Shri M. M. Keeravaani
21st PIFF, 2023    Usha Mangeshkar
18th PIFF, 2020    Usha Khanna
17th PIFF, 2019    Raamlaxman
16th PIFF, 2018    S.P Balasubrahmanyam
15th PIFF, 2017    Zakir Hussain
14th PIFF, 2016    Uttam Singh
13th PIFF, 2015    Anandji V. Shah
12th PIFF, 2014    Hridaynath Mangeshkar
11th PIFF, 2013    Shivkumar Sharma
Hari Prasad Chaurasia
10th PIFF, 2012    Ilaiyaraaja
9th  PIFF, 2011    Mohammed Zahur Khayyam
8th  PIFF, 2010    Pyarelal Sharma