The award will be conferred on Khan on August 20, the birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi. The award carries a citation and a cash of Rs 5 lakh.

Khan also received the top civilian awards like, Padma Shri in 1975, Padma Bhushan in 1991 and Padma Vibhushan in 2001. He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1989 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in 2011.

The former recipients of the Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Sadbhavna Award include Mother Teresa, Bismillah Khan, Mohammed Yunus, Teesta Setalvad, Swami Agnivesh, Harsh Mander, Sunil Dutt, Dilip Kumar, Maulana Wahiuddin Khan and K R Narayanan.

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