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By the General Council of Sangeet Natak Akademi, the National Academy of Music,Dance and Drama, New Delhi has elected eleven (11) eminent personalities in the field of performing arts, namely Mukund Lath, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Shivkumar Sharma, Amjad Ali Khan, Umayalapuram Sivaraman, M Chandrasekharan, R K Singhajit Singh, Kalamandalam Gopi, Padma Subrahmanyam, Chandersekhar Kambar and Heisnam Kanhailal as Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellows (Akademi Ratna). The Fellowship of the Akademi is the most prestigious and rare honour, which is restricted to a very limited number at a given time. Presently there are only 40 Fellows of the Sangeet Natak Akademi.

The General Council of the Akademi also selected thirty six (36) persons from the fields of Music, Dance, Theatre and Puppetry for the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards (Akademi Puraskar) for the year 2011.

In the field of Music, nine eminent artists, namely Shruti Sadolikar Katkar and M Venkatesh Kumar for Hindustani Vocal Music, Totaram Sharma (Pakhawaj) and Pushparaj Koshti (Surbahar) for Hindustani Instrumental Music, J Venkataraman for Carnatie Vocal Music, E M Subramaniam (Ghatam), Ayyaagari Syamasundaram (Veena) and Seshampatti T Sivalingam (Nagaswaram) for Carnatic Instrumental Music, and Gopal Chandra Panda (Odissi Music) for Other Major Traditions of Music have been selected for the Akademi Award 2011.

In the field of Dance, nine eminent practitioners, namely Narthaki Natraj (Bharatanatyam), Manjushree Chatterjee (Kathak), Thonnakkal Peethambaram (Kathakali), Priti Pate1 (Manipuri), Alekhya Punjala (Kuchipudi), Ramli Ibrahim (Odissi), V K Mymavathy (Mohiniattam), Tanusree Shankar (Creative & Experimental Dance) and Karaikudi Krishnamurthi (Music for Dance) have been selected for the Akademi Award 2011.

In the field of Theatre, eight eminent persons have been selected for Akademi Awards 2011. They include Alakhnandan and Kirti Jain for Direction, Amitabh Shrivastav, Vikram Gokhale, Neena Tiwana and A R Srinivasan for Acting, R Nageswara Rolo (Babji) for Major Traditions of Theatre - Company Theatre, Andhra Pardesh and Karnat Jain for Allied Theatre Arts (Lighting).

For their contribution to Other Traditional Folk Tribal Music Dance Theatre and Puppetry, eight artists have been selected for the Akademi Award. They are Trippekulam Achuta Marar for Traditional Music (Kerala), Hemant Chauhan for Folk Music (Gujarat), Gurmeet Bawa for Folk Music (Punjab), Kashiram Sahu for Folk Theatre (Chhatisgarh), Mipham Otsal for Traditional Theatre (Jammu & Kashmir), Bellagallu Veeranna for Togalu Gombeyatta, Puppetry (Karnataka), Gopal Chandra Das for Putul Nach (Tripurn) and Kasmi Khan Niyazi for Making of musical Instrument (DeIhi).

Sundari Sridharani and Shrivats Goswami will receive the Akademi Award 2011 for Overall Contribution Scholarship to Performing Arts.

Music for Good Health: Music is our part of the life for example - Exercise, Marriage or in love, but in research some scholars has proved that through Music we can get relief from many diseases.

London: According to General of advance nursing - Cancer treatment in the process of chemotherapy patients get relief and positive result through Music
British: According to General of psychology those children who likes music by IQ generally they are more intelligent by 12%.
France: According to research patients who are facing Arthritis problem can wear pain easily through music.
Israel: According to Doctors premature children's heart beat get relaxed and weight also covered fast.
Canada: According to research children who started music in 4 years being more intelligent and wise in spite of others who are not involved in music.
US: According to Western Research University Ohio pregnant women in the time of birth feel less pain if they hear music.

According to research - Slow rhythm music helps to get relief from blood pressure, heart disease and operated person getting fast relief from the disease.

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