Award for Bhyrappa

Well-known Kannada novelist and writer  S L Bhyrappa has been awarded the prestigious ‘Vagvilasini Puraskar’ by Deenanath Smruti Pratishthan, Maharashtra.

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Deenanath Smruti Pratishthan, a charitable trust, felicitates persons from various fields like music, literature, art, educational and social institutions in memory of late Deenanth Mangeshkar every year, according to a press release from NIE. 

This year the trust decided to honour Bhyrappa with the award for his outstanding and dedicated services in the field of literature.

He is the first non-Marathi writer to get this award.

Noted singer Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar will present the award on April 24 at Shamukhanand Hall, Mumbai.

The award carries  a cash prize of Rs.1,01,001 and a memento, the press release added.

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