Yakshagana awards presentation tomorrow

Alike Yaksha Sahaya Nidhi and Alike Prashasthi instituted by Alike Ramayya Rai Memorial Trust will be conferred on senior Yakshagana artistes K H Dasappa Rai and Anand Purusha.

Briefing media persons on Saturday, advisor of Trust Bhaskar Rai Kukkuvalli said that the award will be given away at the residence of the artistes on November 27. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 10,000 each and a citation.

Artiste Dasappa Rai has worked in Karnataka, Kadri, Kumble, Mangaladevi Yakshagana melas. He has also set up Kanipura Sri Gopalakrishna Prasadita Yakshagana Mandali and continued for six years. He is known for the roles of Ravana, Kamsa, Mahishasura, Kaurava, Vali, Indrajith in Yakshagana.
Ananda Purusha has worked in Kateel, Koodlu, Kadri, Bappanadu, Mundkooru, Kumble Yakshagana melas. He is also known for the artistic work of costumes of Yakshagana characters.

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