Bengaluru: Thirty senior folk artistes, one from each district, and two folk experts will be presented the Karnataka Janapada Academy awards for 2017. While the artistes will get a purse of Rs. 25,000 and a citation, the folk experts will get Rs. 50,000 and a citation.
Announcing the names of award winners here on Monday, academy chairman B. Takappa Kannuru said they had chosen these artistes at the general body meeting on October 30. The awards will be given to them at a two-day district folk convention to be held from December 28 at Sagar in Shivammoga district.
The award winners are Ganganarasamma (Ramanagaram); G. Siddanagowda (Davangere); K.R. Hosalaiah (Tumakuru); H.K. Papanna (Bengaluru city); Akkayyamma (Bengaluru Rural); Maramma (Kolar); Shanthamma (Chickballapur); D. Thimmappa (Chitradurga); K. Vasudevappa (Shivamogga); Hanumavva Walikar (Koppal); Shivamma Burrakathe (Ballari); Shivappa Hebbala (Yadavagiri); Rukmavva (Raichur); Nagappa Kashampura (Bidar); Ismail Sab (Kalaburagi); Veerabhadrappa U. Mullura (Dharwad); Jakkavva Satyappa Madara (Bagalkot); Sabavva Annappa Koli (Belagavi); Jagadeva Golavva Madyala (Vijayapura); Maharudrappa Veerappa Itagi (Haveri); Ramappa Dyamappa Koravara (Gadag); Somayya Sannagonda (Uttara Kannada); Puttaswamy (Mysuru); S.G. Jayanna (Chikkamagaluru); Krishne Gowda (Mandya); Sannashetti (Chamarajanagar); Lakshmamma (Hassan); Leela Shedthi (Dakshina Kannada); Rani Machaiah (Kodagu); and Guruva Dolu (Udupi). The folk experts are N. Huchappa Mastara (Dr. Jee. Sham. Pa. Award) and Shalini Raghunatha (Dr. B.S. Gaddagimath Award).