Vikas Bharadwaj (SURMANI) - Gold Medallist and Approved Artist of A.I.R. and Sangeet Natak Academy.

Awards/ Honors

Awarded with the Title ‘SURMANI’  by Sur Nandan Bharti, Kolkata for the meritorious performance in 2011.



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Honored by District award at the main function of Independence Day 1999, for his talent on Sitar just at the age of 12.


First prize at Shri Baba Harballabh all India music  competition held on 27th of December, 2001 at Jalandhar in Punjab.

Gold Medal conferred on Vikas Bhardwaj by His Majesty Shri P. Narsimhan Hon’ble Governor of Chattisgarh & Shri Arvind Pareekh (Industrialist/Sitarist ) on achieving first position in M.A. (Music/Sitar) from Indira Kala Sangit Vishwa Vidyalaya Khairagarh on September 10, 2008 in Convocation Function of the University.


Title SUR MANI by Sur-Singar Samsad, Mumbai, in recognition of his meritorious performance in Kal Ke Kalakar Sangeet Sammelan on 27th May, 2005.

Tribankam Dani Joshi’ Award by Akhil Bhartiya Gandharva Maha Vidyalaya Mandal,Mumbai.

Honored by H.E. The Governor of Gujarat, Shri Nawal Kishore Sharma on 30th December 2006 for his meritorious sitar performance in the annual function of International College for Girls, Jaipur.

Winner of National Scholarship, Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Academy Scholarship & Scholarship from Shruti Mandal Jaipur, Mehrangarh Museum Trust Jodhpur & Maharana of Mewar.

Adarsh Sangeet Mahavidyalaya,Sagar(M.P.) honored him for getting Ist rank in M.A. and organized his Sitar Recital.

Honored by Vice Chancellor at Manas Bhawan, Jabalpur(M.P.).

Honored by Home Minister Shri Gulab Chand Kataria, Minister Shri Salman Khurshid, Minister Shri Bhuvnesh Chaturvedi, Minister Kumari Shellza on different occasions.

Honored by His Highness of Jodhpur Shri Gaj Singhji & His Highness of Kota Shri Brijraj Singh ji & Rajmata Sahiba.

Shri Krishan Kant, Vice President of India, Shri ShivRaj V. Patil, Justice Supreme Court, Shri Soli J. Sorabji, Chief Attorney General of India, Film Star Madam Shabana Azmi, Shri M.S.Gill, Ex.Chief Election Comissioner, Shri Anup Jalota Bhajan Samrat, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Ustad Sultan Khan and many others have Blessed Vikas at different occasions for the talent he reveals .

Ashirwad Achievers Award of 2003-04 for ‘Best Musician’ organized by Danik Bhaskar in Kota.

Honored by Maharana Kumbha Sangeet Parishad,Udaipur after his meritorious performance.

Honored by North Central Cultural Center,Ilahabad at Pratibha Utsav for his masterly grip on sitar. Many organizations have had his Sitar Concert and honored him.

Electronic as well as print media like Zee, Star Plus, Door Darshan, The Week, Times of India and many others have interviewed Vikas on different occasions.

Awarded with the Title ‘SUR MANI’  by Sur Nandan Bharti, Kolkata for the meritorious performance in 2011.