Ko Channabasappa among 58 Rajyotsava awardees

Ko Channabasappa among  58 Rajyotsava awardees

Kannada writer Ko Channabasappa, social worker Sulagitti Narasamma, veteran actors Lokanath and Girija Lokesh are among the 58 persons selected for the 2013 Kannada Rajyotsava awards.

The announcement was made by the State government on Wednesday.

The government has decided to give away the awards to 58 persons with outstanding achievements on account of the 58th Kannada Rajyotsava. An advisory panel headed by Prof U R Anantha Murthy shortlisted the candidates, while the roster was finalised by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

The award carries a cash price of Rs one lakh, a 20 gram gold medal and a citation. The Chief Minister will present the awards at a function scheduled to take place on November 1 at Ravindra Kalakshetra in Bangalore. 

List of personalities who have been selected for the award under various categories:Literature: Ko Channabasappa (Davangere), Prof Chandrakanth Kusnoor (Gulbarga), Mallika Ghanti (Bagalkot), Prof K B Siddaiah (Tumkur) and Srikanta Kudigi (Shimoga).Theatre: Gajanana Hari Mahale (Dharwad), H V Venka- tasubbaiah (Bangalore), N Ratna (Mysore), Florina Bai (Gadag), Shashidhara Adapa (Dakshina Kannada).

Music: Sohan Kumari (Bangalore), Fayaz Khan (Dharwad), Basavaraj Tirukappa Bhajantri (Haveri) and Hanumantharao Gonawara (Raichur).

Dance: M Shakuntala Hanumanthappa (Chikamagalur).

Folklore: Shanti Nayak (Uttara Kannada), Elisavva Madara (Davanagere), Bannur Kempamma (Mysore), Mahadevappa Monappa Badiger (Bagalkot), Sharanappa Vadageri (Koppal).

Yakshagana-Bayalata: K M Raghava Nambiyar (Udupi), Narayana Hasyagara Nellikatti (Kasaragod), Rayappa Sangappa Kumbara (Bagalkot), Lakshmibai Salahalli (Belgaum).Social Service: Sulagitti Narasamma (Tumkur), Kondaji B Shanmukappa (Davanagere), Mina Gopalakrishna (Mysore), T Raja (Bangalore), Basavalingappa S Jhamakandi (Bagalkot).

Horanada Kannadiga: Dr Arati Krishna.

Miscellany: Harekala Hajabba (Dakshina Kannada), Eshwarachandra Chintamani (Bijapur), Sugaiah Hiremath (Yadgir).

Organisation: Shaheen Educational Institution (Bidar), B B Bannada Janapada Kalamela (Gadag).


Science / technology: Dr K P Rao (Udupi), Dr S Ayyappan (Chamarajnagar).

Agriculture / Environment: K Narayanaswamy (Chikkaballapur), M D Subashchandra (Uttara Kannada), Anasuyamma (Ramanagar), Vasanthkumar Timakapura (Mysore).Sports: C M Muttaiah (Kodagu), G H Tulasidara (Bellary), Sadashiva Saliyan (Dakshina Kannada).

Fine arts: Shila Gowda (Bangalore), Alisaba Sai Nadaf (Bagalkot), T M Mayachar (Mandya), Vijay Hagaragundi (Gulbarga).

Medical: Dr V Lakshminarayan (Kolar). 

Film: Sundaranath Suvarna (Dakshina Kannada), R Ratna (Bangalore), Loknath (Bangalore Rural), Girija Lokesh (Bangalore).

Media: Gudihalli Nagaraj (Chitradurga), C G Manjula (Bangalore), R P Venkateshmurthy (Hassan), P Mohammed (Bangalore), S R Venkatesh Prasad (Kolar).

There will be a live webcast of Karnataka government Rajyotsava award presentation on November 1.

The awards will be presented in Bangalore from 5 pm onwards. The webcast is done jointly by the department of Kannada and Culture and International Arts and Culture Foundation. Kannadigas around the world can watch this function on www.intlarts.org

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