Award Name : Padma Bhushan
Year of Award : 2010
Award for : Arts
Location : Āzamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
Pandit Chhannulal Mishra is a Hindustani classical singer from Banaras, a noted exponent of the Kirana gharana of the Hindustani classical music and especially the Khayal and the 'Purab Ang'- Thumri. He was born on 3 August 1936 in Hariharpur, Azamgarh district, Uttar Pradesh, India. He has been awarded the 'Shiromani Award' of Sur Singar Sansad, Bombay; Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Akademi Award; Naushad Award of U.P. Govt; Yash Bharti Award of U.P Government and the Bihar Sangeet Shiromani Award. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour, on 25 January 2010. He first learnt music with his father, Badri Prasad Mishra, and was then was educated by 'Ustad Abdul Ghani Khan' of the Kirana gharana. He was trained thereafter by Thakur Jaidev Singh.