Kamsale artiste Kumaraswamy of Mysuru and Baalopat artiste K.K. Ponnappa of Kodagu among awardees
Chamarajanagar: Kamsale artiste Kumaraswamy of Mysuru and Baalopat artiste K.K. Ponnappa of Kodagu will be honoured with the Karnataka Janapada Academy Awards for the year 2020 along with 28 others.
Academy Chairperson Manjamma Jogati released the list of awardees for the first time outside Bengaluru at a press meet held at Deputy Commissioner’s Office Auditorium in Chamarajanagar recently.
The award presentation ceremony will be organised in Chamarajanagar in the first week of February, she said.
Thirty senior folk artistes, one from each district and two folk experts will be presented the Academy awards. While the artistes will get a cash prize of Rs. 25,000 and a citation, the folk experts will be awarded Rs. 50,000 and a citation.
The awardees were finalised at the annual general meeting of the Academy held at Bengaluru on Dec. 11, 2020. Academy Member C.M. Narasimhamurthy and Assistant Director of Kannada and Culture Department H.K. Girish were present at the press meet.
The award winners are: M.K. Siddaraju of Anekal taluk, Bengaluru (Janapada Gaayana); Honnagangamma of Nelamangala taluk, Bengaluru Rural (Sobane Pada); Thimmaiah Tande of Channapatna taluk, Ramanagara (Tamate Vadana); K.N. Changappa of Kolar (Bhajane – Tatwapada); Narayanappa of Chikkaballapur (Keelukudure); C.V. Veeranna of Shira taluk, Tumakuru (Veerabhadrana Kunita); Bhagyamma of Jagaluru taluk, Davanagere (Sobane Hadugarike); Kenchamma of Hosadurga taluk, Chitradurga (Maduve Haadu); K. Yuvaraju of Shivamogga (Janapada Hadugarike); Kumaraswamy of Mysuru (Kamsale Hadugarike); Bhoomigowda of Malavalli taluk, Mandya (Kolata); Guarantee Ramanna of Arasikere taluk, Hassan (Hadugarike); M.C. Bhogappa of Ajjampura taluk, Chikkamagalur (Chowdike Pada); Gopalakrishna Bangera Madhwa of Bantwal taluk, Dakshina Kannada (Gombe Kunita); Ramesh Kalmadi of Udupi (Karaga Kolata); K.K. Ponnappa of Kodagu (Baalopat); Honnamma of Chamarajanagar (Sobane Pada); Muthappa Allappa Savadi of Mudalagi taluk, Belagavi (Tatwapada); Malleshappa Fakirappa Tadasada of Kundagola taluk, Dharwad (Tatwapada); Suresh Ramachandra Joshi of Babaleshwara taluk, Vijayapura (Dollina Hadugarike); Krishnappa Mallappa Bennura of Ilkal taluk, Bagalakote (Tatwapada – Bhajane); Sahadevappa Erappa Nadagera of Mundgod taluk, Uttara Kannada (Lavani pada); Basavaraj Tirukappa Shiggaon of Shiggaon taluk, Haveri (Tatwapada); Muthappa Revanappa Ronada of Lakshmeshwar taluk, Gadag (Puravantike); Sayabanna of Kalaburagi (Halage Vadana); Vaijanathaiah Sangaiah Swami of Hulsur taluk, Bidar (Chakri Bhajane); Jambanna of Maski taluk, Raichur (Hagaluvesha); Tippanna Ambaji Sugatekar of Kushtagi taluk, Koppal (Gondaligaru); Gondali Ramappa of Hagaribommanahalli taluk, Ballari (Gondali pada) and Gogi Basava Lingamma of Shahapur taluk, Yadgir (Maduve Haadu).
The folk experts selected for the award are: Dr. Gayatri Nawada of Mangaluru (Dr. Jee. Sham. Pa. Award) and Dr. Basavaraju Sabarada of Kalaburagi (Dr. B.S. Gaddagimath Award).