Kannada Rajyotsava Awards 2016: The Rajyotsava Awards, the second highest civilian honor of the Karnataka state are conferred annually by the Karnataka Government on the occasion of the birth of Karnataka State on November 1 celebrated as Kannada Rajyotsava. The Government of Karnataka announces Rajyotsava awards every year, which is given to people who have contributed to the Karnataka state. The awardees included 61 noted eminent individuals from various fields including literature, music, dance, theater and arts have been selected on the occasions of the 61st anniversary of the Karnataka state formation day. The awards were given away at the Ravindra Kalakshetra in Bangalore on 1st November 2016. Check out the complete list of award winners of Kannada Rajyotsava 2016 from the below article.
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Kannada Rajyotsava Awards 2016 Winners List
The Rajyotsava award winners for the year 2016 were:
|Sl.No||Awardee||Area of expertise||Location|
|1||Justice Shivaraj Patil||Judiciary||Bengaluru|
|2||K.T. Gatti||Literature||Dakshina Kannada|
|3||Bezwada Wilson||Horanadu||New Delhi|
|4||Lakshmi Narayan||Film and TV||Chennai|
|5||Moulasab Imamsab Sadaf||Theatre||Davangere|
|6||T H Hemalatha||Theatre||Tumakkuru|
|10||Revathi Kalyan Kumar||Film and television||Bengaluru|
|11||G K Srinivas Murthy||Film and television||Bengaluru|
|12||Sa Ra Govindu||Film and television||Bengaluru|
|13||Syed Satyajith||Film and television||Dharwad|
|14||K Muralidhar Rao||Music and dance||Dakshina Kannada|
|15||Dwaraki Krishnaswamy||Music and dance||Bengaluru|
|16||Hymavathamma||Music and dance||Bengaluru|
|17||Pandit Narayana Dage||Music and dance||Raichur|
|18||V G Mahapurush||Music and dance||Bagalkote|
|22||Sanna Birappa Kariyavar||Folklore||Haveri|
|23||Sabhitha Kambrekar||Folklore||Uttara Kannada|
|25||M R Ranganath Rao||Yakshagana||Bengaluru|
|27||Kinnigoli Mukhyaprana Shettigar||Yakshagana||Udupi|
|29||D J Lavani||Yakshagana|
|30||Dhruva Ramachandra Pattar||Art and Sculpture||Vijayapura|
|31||Kashinath Shilpi||Art and Sculpture||Shivamogga|
|32||Basavaraj L Jane||Art and Sculpture||Kalburgi|
|33||Parvathamma||Art and Sculpture||Yadagiri|
|34||Tulsamma Keruru||Social Service||Gadag|
|35||G M Muniyappa||Social Service||Kolar|
|36||Somanna Hedge Devanakote||Social Service|
|37||Nazeer Ahmed||Social Service||Uttara Kannada|
|38||L C Sonse||Agriculture/Environment||Dakshina Kannada|
|39||G K Veeresh||Agriculture/Environment||Hassan|
|41||M A Khadri||Agriculture/Environment|
|42||M M Mannur||Media||Kalburgi|
|46||J R Lakshmana Rao||Science/Environment||Mysuru|
|47||Prof K Muniyappa||Science/Environment||Chikkaballapura|
|48||Hebri Subhash Krishna Ballal||Medicine||Udupi|
|50||S V Sunil||Sports||Kodagu|
|53||R S Lokapura||Literature||Belagavi|
|54||B Shyam Sundar||Literature||Mysuru|
|56||Mahadev Shivabasappa Patana||Freedom fighter||Belagavi|
|57||M N Vali||Other fields||Vijayapura|
|58||R Jaiprasad||Other fields||Bengaluru|
|59||Shakunthala Narasimhan||Other fields||Bengaluru|
|60||Devaraj Reddy||Other fields||Chitradurga|
The award carries a cash prize of Rs one lakh and a 20-gram gold coin, which is a tradition followed by the government since 1966.
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