Awards

Prahlad Singh Tipanya has performed for audiences at local, state, national and international levels. Since 1980 his voice has been heard on All India Radio Stations in Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Patna, Lucknow and Kanpur.

He has also been a frequent artist on Doordarshan. In 2003 his troupe performed in London, then toured the US for over two months. In 2005 he went to Pakistan, and in 2009 there was another two-month tour of Canada and the US.

Prahlad Singh Tipanya has awards include Malwa Ratna, Shrestha Kala Acharya, Isuri Samman, Bhajan Bhushan, Madhya Pradesh ka Shikhar Samman, the Sangeet Natak Academy award and most recently the Padma Shri award.

In 1997, Prahladji set up the Kabir Smarak Seva Shodh Sansthan (Kabir Memorial Service and Research Institute), on a plot of land granted to him by the state government adjoining his home in Lunyakhedi village. This registered trust organizes an annual event, where thousands congregate to listen to Kabir’s words through bhajans and discourses by gathered singers and spiritual leaders. A school is opening in 2011; further plans include a library of Kabir-related writings and a meditation hall.