Mysuru: The State Government has chosen 62 personalities for the annual Karnataka Rajyotsava Award, including historian Ramachandra Guha, writer Vaidehi, theatre personality ‘Mukhyamantri’ Chandru, playback singer K.J. Yesudas and former Karnataka High Court Judge H.N. Nagamohan Das.
Four of the awardees — N.Y. Puttannaiah (theatre), Meera Naik (Social Service), Dr. P.K. Rajashekar (folklore) and G. L. N. Simha (Sculpture) — are from Mysuru.
The selection for the award was made on the recommendation of a Committee set up by the State Government. The award carries a purse of Rs. 1 lakh, a 20 gram gold medal and a citation.
Chief Minister Siddharamaiah will give away the awards at a function to be organised by Kannada and Culture Department at Ravindra Kalakshetra in Bengaluru on the occasion of Kannada Rajyotsava on Nov. 1.
Meanwhile, Human Rights Protection Foundation’s Udupi District President Dr. Ravindranath Shanbagh, who is a recipient of the Rajyotsava award under Social Service category, has rejected the award stating he is not contented with his service to senior citizens, it is learnt.
List of Awardees
Judiciary: Justice H.N. Nagamohan Das
Literature: Dr. Basavaraja Sabarada, Vaidehi, Maher Mansur, Hanumakshi Gogi, D. S. Nagabhushan
Theatre: Belur Krishnamurthy (Playwright), Guduru Mamatha (Professional theatre), C. K. Gundanna (Amateur theatre), Shivappa Bharamappa Adagunchi, A. Varalakshmi (Rural theatre), N. Y. Puttannaiah (Mytholyogical play)
Cinema & TV: K. J. Yesudas (Playback singing), Kanchana (Acting), Mukhyamantri Chandru (Acting), Hassan Raghu (Stunt)
Music, Dance: Vidushi Lalitha J. Rao, (Hindustani), Rajaprabhu Dhotre (Abhanga singing), Rajendra Singh Pawar (Harmonium), Veeresh Kittur (Sugama Sangeetha), Ullal Mohankumar (Dance)
Folk: Tambura Javaraiah (Tatvapada), Shavamma (Lambani dance), Goravara Mylarappa (Goravara Kunita), Tayamma (Sobane Pada), Manappa Eerappa Lohara (Puravantike), Krishnappa Govindappa Puravara (Dollina Pada), Dengamma Karadigudda (Folk singing)
Yakshagana Bayalata: Shivarama Jogi (Tenkutittu), Balluru Krishnayaji (Badagutittu), K. Pampapathi (Sarathi Bayalata), Eshwaravva Huchavva Madara (Bayalata)
Others: Ramachandra Guha (Historian, thinker), S. Syed Ahmed (Persian expert), H. B.Manjunath (Cartoon), Dr. P. K. Rajashekar (Folk scholar), Prof. B. Gangadhara Murthy (Art education)
Art & Sculpture: G. L. N. Simha (Painting), Shanamma Myageri (Kaudi Art), Honnappa Acharya (Sculpture), Manohar K. Pattara (Painting)
Agriculture & Environment: Dr. Bisalayya, Abdul Khader Imam Saba, S. M. Krishnappa, C. Yatiraju
Media: Kusuma Shanbhag, Abburu Rajashekar, Vittappa Gorantli, Ramadeva Rake.
Social Work: Meera Naik, Ravindranath Shanbhag, Lt. Col. Gen. Ramesh Hallali; Science & Technology: Dr. M. R. Srinivasan (Atomic Research), Dr. Munivenkatappa Nanjappa (Biology Research)
Medical: Dr. Leelavathi Devadas
Sports: L. Shekar Naik (Cricket for visually impaired), V. R. Raghunath (Hockey), Sahana Kumari (High jump)
Education: Dr. P. Shyamaraju; Engineering: B.A. Reddy
Overseas: Ronald Kolasso (Dubai)
Institution: Naganuru Vachana Study Centre and Publication, Belagavi.