Outstanding contribution to Indian Arts in Singapore
The Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society instituted an award scheme in 1986 to give recognition for significant achievements and contribution to the Indian Arts in Singapore. Named the “Kala Ratna” (Jewel of the Arts), it is to be awarded annually to persons who have distinguished themselves in the field of Indian Arts in Singapore and its first awardee was Mr. Chotta Singh.
The citation of the Kala Ratna :
"Conferred in recognition
of significant achievements in and contributions
to the Indian Arts in Singapore".
SINGAPORE INDIAN FINE ARTS SOCIETY KALA RATNA AWARD RECIPIENTS