Maharana Kumbha Award - (Instituted in 1980-81)
Maharana Kumbha (r. 1433-1468 CE) was one of the most distinguished Maharanas of Mewar. It is evident from inscriptions on stone found widely that he was considered a brilliant administrator, brave warrior, great architect, builder of impregnable forts and palaces, philanthropist as well as being benevolent towards his people. He was also proficient in art, music, a scholar of scriptures, deeply religious and a man of letters. He was a patron of excellence and during his time the State of Mewar prospered and grew in size and stature.
Amongst the greatest of greats he was a giant of a man.
Maharana Kumbha is a State Award. This award was instituted to honour works of permanent value to society through the medium of history and literature.
This Annual State Award consists of:
1. A Ceremonial Shawl.
2. A ’Toran’ plaque of honour.
3. A Citation Certificate.
4. Cash Award of ₹ 51,001 each*.
* No. of recipients will be decided by the selection committee.