State Nataka Academy's life-time achievement award for Shankar Rao

The K Hirannaiah award, meant for those contributed to the field of professional theatre, has been bagged by Lakshmanarao Muttangi, who runs a drama company in Bidar
district. The award carries a purse of Rs 5,000. Academy Chairman B V Rajaram, released the list of awardees in Bangalore on Friday.

The Academy has announced annual awards for 15 artistes. The award carries Rs 5,000. The awards will be presented at a function to be held at Jaganmohan Palace in Mysore on April 17.

Other awardees

Following is the list of awardees: Y M Puttannaiah, Mysore; H Pandurangappa, Bellary; Lingaraju Palled, Koppal; Hanumanthu, Hassan; Manjunath Belakere, Mysore; N Ravindra, Bangalore; Jayamma Kallur, Bijapur; Jayaprakash Mavinakuli, Udupi; Shanthabayi Diggi, Gulbarga; Rangashree R Rangaswamy, Bangalore; Prakash, Mandya; Husenappa Pulameshwara Dinni, Raichur; T V Kabadi, Haveri; Prakashrao Payyar, Dubai and S M Nagarajachar, Tumkur.

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