By Team Mangalorean - Bangalore
Bangalore, Oct 29, 2007: The Karnataka Government has chosen 51 persons for the coveted Rajyotsava Award for the year 2007. The awardees include 100-year-old folk medicine expert Ghaini Lal Singh Jamakar, noted journalist T J S George, Film Producer Parvathamma Rajkumar, actor Anant Nag, International Kabbadi player B P Suresh and World Billiards and Snooker Champion Pankaj Advani among the 51 personalities selected for the award.
Pankaj Advani, MR Balekai, Dr Rajan deshpande and Srinivasa Ritti
Sarojamma Dhuttaragi, Lada Saheb Ameen Gad and Sarju Katkar and Ponnappa
TJS George, Dr MN Javaraiah, GT Narayana Rao
GN Chakravarthy, Dr KV Devadiga, Sheshappa Gabbur
Sumitra Gandhi Kulkarni, Dr K Balaveer Reddy, Dr CN Ramachandran
Prof Chi Srinivasa Raju, Nagesh Hegde, Master Vittal Shetty
Parvathamma Rajkumar, Suresh Urs and Ananth Nag
I M Vittala Murthy Secretary of Kannada and Culture Department announcing the list of awardees said that the 51 awardees have been selected out of 552 nominations, by the selection committee headed by poet Dr G S Shivarudrappa and approved by Governor Rameshwar Thakur. The award carries a memento and gold medal and will be presented on November 1, the State Reorganisation day.
Following is the list of Rajyotsava awardees:
Literature: Ms Savitramma Gandhi Kulkarni, Dr C N Ramachandran, Prof J Srinivasaraju, Dr M N Javaraiah and Mr J N Chakravarthi, Theatre: Ms Lada Saheba Amin Gad and Ms Sarojamma P Duttaragi. Music: Mr Seshagabjuru, Mr Basappa H Bhajantri and Mr Gourang Kodikal.
Dance: Master Vittal Shetty (Mangalore) and Ms Geethadathar (Shimoga).
Folklore: Ms Savanthramma Sabanna Sunnagara, Ms Honnamma, Mr Sayad Sab Ladakhan and Mr Machar Gopal Nayak.
Yakshagana: Mr Sinappa Bhandari Fine Arts: Mr M R Balekai.
Sculpture: S Shankaranarayanacharya.
Film: Ms Parvathamma Rajkumar, Mr Anant Nag and Suresh Urs.
Journalism: Mr T J S George, Mr Sarju Khatkar, Mr Ponnappa (Cartoon) and Mr Abdul Khalik.
Medicine: Ms Ghaini Lal Singh Jamakar, Dr H K Nagaraj, Dr Sharan Shivraj Patil, Dr K V Devadiga and Dr Rajan Deshpande.
Education: Channabasappa Halahalli, Mr B N Bramhacharya and Dr K Balavir Reddy.
Environment: Mr Nagesh Hegde and Mr Bharamegouda.
Science: Mr G T Narayana Rao and Prof P K Shetty.
Horanada Kannadigaru: Dr H Y Rajgopal ((United States) and Shekhar Babu Shetty(Udupi).
Sports: Mr Pankaj Advani (Cue sports) and Mr B C Suresh (Kabbadi).
Social Service: M/s J Shankar Family Trust(Udupi), Mr Y M S Sharma(Bangalore), Ms M J Boppaiah(Bangalore), Mr T V Narayanashastri(Shimoga) and Mr Moolchand Nahar(Bangalore).
Research: Dr A Sundar, Mr D N Shankara Bhatta, Prof K T Pandurangi and Mr Srinivasa Ritti.