Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, Chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (BVB), Mysuru and former Head, Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Mysore, has bagged the prestigious P. Gururaja Bhat Award instituted by Udupi-based Dr. Paduru Gururaja Bhat Memorial Trust.
In a press release, the Trust’s Hon. President Prof. P. Sripathi Tantry said that Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy has been selected for the award in consideration of his contribution to Indian Archaeology, Ancient History and Numismatics.
Prof. AVN’s name was selected by a 3-member panel of scholars constituted by the Trust. The panel comprised Dr. K. Sudha Rao, farmer Member Secretary of Karnataka Knowledge Commission, Dr. R.S. Deshpande, a former Director of the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru and Dr. A. Sundar, a renowned Ancient History and Archaeology Scholar.
Union Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister D.V. Sadanandagowda will confer the award at a programme to be held at Udupi’s Poornaprajna Auditorium at 4.30 pm on Apr. 17. Former Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister Dr. Marpalli Govindarao will preside. The selection panel members Dr. Sudha Rao and Dr. R.S. Deshpande, Mangalore University VC Dr. Bhyrappa will be the chief guests.