Sahitya Academy honorary awards for five writers

Kannada Sahitya Academy on Tuesday announced honorary awards to five writers. Lifetime achievement award winners include noted critics Prof O L Nagabhusha-naswamy, H S Srimathi, science writer Nagesh Hegde, writers Basavaraj Kukkarahalli and Dr Balasaheb Lokapur.

They will get a cash prize of Rs 50,000, a citation and a memonto.

The award ceremony will be held on February 7 at Ravindra Kalakshetra, Academy chairperson Prof Malathi Pattanashetty said.  Noted Odiya poet Gaurav Haridas has been invited to present the awards.

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