The State government on Monday announced Ugadi Puraskarams for 2012 (Nandana Nama Telugu year) to 42 personalities acknowledging their services in different fields. The award, which will consist of a citation and cash (Rs. 5,116) will be handed over to these personalities by Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy at the official Ugadi celebrations on March 23 at Ravindra Bharati.
The names of the awardees are:
Literature & poetry: P. Aasha Raju, Turaga Janaki Rani, Rachapalem Chandrasekhar Reddy, Munimalle Raju
Music: Dwaram Durga Prasad, P. Surya Rao, Rajul Kar, Vedavathi Prabhakar Rao, D. Surekha Murthy, Jayaprada Rama Murthy, Dhulipala Srinivas
Dance: Pasumarthy Ramalinga Sastry, Mahankali Mohan, Manjula Ramurthy, Sappa Durga Prasad, Koka Vijaya Lakshmi
Drama: BAV Naidu, Patibandla Ananda Rao, Vidya Bhaskar
Sculpture: Raj Kumar Odiyar, D. Appa Rao
Painting: Mirza Ali Baig, Kavita Deuskar, Hari Bholeekar
Mimicry: Bhaviri Rao
Magic: Ch. Shyam,
Burrakatha: SK Babji
Journalism: P. Vaman Rao, Dasu Kesava Rao, K. Ramachandra Murthy
Harikatha: Uma Maheswari, Bommaraju Panduranga Rao, Rukmabhatla Narasimha Swamy
Medicine: Dr. Nageswara Reddy, Dr. P. Bala Parameswara Rao, Dr. M. Balaiah, Dr . M. S Goud
(Folk arts): Chekka Bajana: Bhajana Lakshmaiah; Oggukatha: Odelu; Dappu: Linga Sreenivas; Chindu Yakshaganam: Pillutla Chandramouli; Tolubommalata: Hanumantha Rao.
Keywords: Ugadi Puraskarams