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|
|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|