Karnataka Government headed by Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Thursday selected 90 personalities, for Karnataka Rajyothsava Award - 2008 for their outstanding contributions in various fields.
In the field of literature Ambatanaya Mudradi (Udupi) has been selected for the award while Mohan Das Pai of Infosys (Dakshina Kannada) bagged the coveted prize in the filed of Information Technology.
Other award winners from coastal districts are: educationist V.B. Kuthino (Uttara Kannada) and Kuranji Venkataramana Gowda (Dakshina Kananada); agricultural scientist P. Shetty (Udupi), Freedom Fighter – Hammanna Mani Naik (Uttara Kannada), Yakshgagana- K. Govinda Bhat, Sannakki Banglegudde, Patala Venkataramana Bhat (Dkashina Kannada), Fine Arts- B.G. Mohamad (Dakshina Kannada); Sculpture- Gunavantheshwar Bhat (Udupi); Social services and others- N. R. Narayana Rao ( Hotel- Udupi)
Minister for Home Dr. V. S. Acharya announced the list of award winners and said the Government had received 2500 applications from award seekers. The list was selected for the award on the basis of merit and regional representation, he said.
The Government has decided to increase the cash prize each award from the existing Rs. 10, 000 to Rs. One lakh and a gold medal weighing 20 gms from this year. Besides each award carry a memento, citation and shawl. The award will be presented at the Sri Kanteerava Indoor Stadium on the Rajyotsva Day (November 1), he added.
Other award winners: S.K. Shivakumar and M. Annadorai, senior scientists with the ISRO who have played an instrumental role in the Chandrayan Mission, writers S.G. Siddaramaiah and Vijaya Dabbe, film producer Basanthkumar Patil, playback singer S.P. Balasubramanyam and director S. K. Bhagavan, and artist Chandranatha Acharya for the Rajyotsava award for 2008 in 24 categories.
The award has been given to Horanadu Kannadigas and they are Uday B.S. Prakash (science- US), Niraj Patil ( medicine- England), M.B. Udoshi ( medicine and social services- US), Uma Mysorekar ( medicine-US), Vijaykumar Shetty ( social service- Mumbai) and Upendra Bhat ( Hindustani music – Pune).
The winners in other fields are:
Ayurveda- Dr.T. L Devaraj (Bangalore) and Veterinary- Dr. Jayadevappa (Mayakonda- Davanagere). Science- P. Balaram ( IISC). Literature- Veeranna Rajura( Dharwad), R. Ramaswamy (Bangalore), Farida Rahamattullah (Bangalore), Sannarama Naik ( Shimoga).
Agriculture- Mirataayi Koppikar (Dharwad), Papamma Papanna (Kurubarahalli-Kolar).
Information Technology- Anantha Koppara (Gadag).
Classical Music- Venkataraghavan (Carnatic vocal - Mysore), Sangeshwaraswamy Hiremath (Hindustani vocal- Bagalkot), Hanumanthkumar Mudhol (flute- Koppal), Shivappa Yellappa Bhajantri (Shahani- Haveri), and B.Shankara Rao (flute- Bangalore).
Light Music- T.V. Raju (Tumkur), Yeshawantha Halabandi (Dharwad) and Shantha Anand (Shimoga). Gamaka – K.L. Narayanaswamy (Hassan). Theatre- V. Ramamurthy and Malathi Sudhir (Bangalore), Vani Saraswathi Naidu, B.M. Krishne Gowda (Chikkaballapur), Byregowda Marisiddaiah (Ramnagar). Dance- Gitabali (Bangalore). Folk- Ambalike Hiriyanna (Shimoga), Erabadappa (Chitradurga), Shivalingappa Hagaluveshagaara (Raichur), Chudike Uchhangamma ( Davanagere), Bhovi Jayamma ( Chitradurga) and Lingadaveeraru Mahadevappa ( Mandya).
Yakshagana - Aralukuppe Nanjappa (Tumkur).
Fine Arts- V.M. Sulapurkar (Bijapur), Yeshwanth Hibare (Bidar).
Sculpture- Jayannachar (Chikmagalur), K. Narayana Rao (Shimoga).
Cinema- Saikumar, Pramila Joshai, Srinivasa Kadavikere (television). Medical- Dr.H.V. Kotresh (Shimoga), Dr.D. Nagaraj, Dr. Subrayappa, Dr. Venkataramana Neelam (Bangalore) and Dr. B.K. Srinivasamurthy (Bellary). Journalism- Padmaraja Dandavathi (Bijapur), Krishnamurthy Hegde ( Dharwad), Ravi Belegere ( Bellary), K.B. Ganapathi (Kodagu), , Chandrakanth (Shimoga), Madan Gopal (Dharwad)Be.Su. Na. Malya and Imran Qureshi (Bangalore). Your browser may not support display of this image.
Education- K.S. Narayanacharya (Dharwad) and Basavaraja Patil Sedam (Gulbarga). Handicraft- Puttaraju (Chamarajanagar) and Naryanappa (Bangalore). Sports- J.J. Shobha (Dharwad) and Shikha Tondon (Bangalore).
Social services and others- S.S. Patil (Gulbarga), P. Vali ( Bellary), S.C. Burman ( administration), Kevalchnad and Nitin Sha ( publication- all Bangalore) and Siddana Gouda Patil ( Kannada activist - Belgaum). Horanadu Kannadigas- Uday B.S. Prakash (science- US), Niraj Patil ( medicine- England), M.B. Udoshi ( medicine and social services- US), Uma Mysorekar ( medicine-US), Vijaykumar Shetty ( social service- Mumbai) and Upendra Bhat ( Hindustani music - Pune). Ayurveda- Dr.T. L Devaraj (Bangalore) and Veterinary- Dr. Jayadevappa (Mayakonda- Davanagere).