Sahitya Akademi honour for Rahmat Tarikere

Tarikere, the Dean of the Languages Discipline at the Hampi Kannada University won the award for his work Kattiyanchina Daari. 

The others who have been chosen for the awards are former union minister Veerendrakumar (Malayalam), Aurobindo Uzir (Bodo), Arun Sakhardande (Konkani), Gopi Narayan Pradhan (Nepali), Vanita (Punjabi), Mangat Badal (Rajasthani), Mithila Prasad Tripathi (Sanskrit), Laxman Dubey (Sindhi), Sheen Kaaf Nizam (Urdu), Bani Basu (Bengali), Esther David (English), Dhirendra Mehta (Gujarati), M Borkanya (Manipuri), Manoj (Dogri), Uday Prakash (Hindi), Nanji Nadan (Tamil), Keshada Mahanta (Assamese), Basher Bashir (Kashmiri), Ashok R Kelkar (Marathi) and Pathani Pattnaik (Oriya).

Tarikere told Deccan Herald: “I had authored this book in 2006 itself. The joy is manifold as the award comes at a time when Kannada University is celebrating the 19th ‘Nudihabba’. I dedicate the award to the university”.

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