Three Yakshagana artistes get Parthisubba award

The Karnataka Yakshagana Bayalata Academy on Thursday announced that Yakshagana artiste Dr Shimanturu Narayana Shetty from Mangaluru, Puppeteer M R Ranganath from Bengaluru and writer G S Bhat from Mysuru have been awarded the Parthisubba award for the years 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively.

The award carries a citation and a cash prize of Rs one lakh each. Announcing this, the academy president Belgal Veeranna said a felicitation ceremony is being planned in Udupi in February 2015. The date is yet to be finalised.

Annual award
The academy also announced the names of winners for its annual award for the year 2013. They include, Malpe Vasudeva Samaga (Udupi), Kappagere Subbaraya Bhagvata (Uttara Kannada), S V Udaykumar Shetty (Udupi), Kokkadati Krishnamurthi (Shivamogga), Bantwal Jayarama Acharya (Shivamogga), B M Nimbagallu Rudraiah (Ballari), Narayanappa Kariganuru (Ballari), E N Channabasavaiah (Tumakuru), Basavalingappa G Vibhute (Kalaburagi) and Ishwarchandra Betageri (Belagavi).

For 2014
For the year 2014, the award has been given to Udyavar Jayakumar (Udupi), M E Nayak (Udupi), Krishna Bhandary (Uttara Kannada), Karnataka Samskritika Kala Prathisthana (Bengaluru), Mudakappa Hanumappa Hosur (Bagalkot), Satyakka (Hassan), Sannapalya (Chitradurga), Nelligere Thimmappachar (Mandya), Mahadevappa Avaradhi (Belagavi) and Sannabasappa (Yadgir). Each of these awards carry a cash prize of Rs 10,000 and a memorabilia.

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