Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs S. Suresh Kumar, who is also the in-charge Minister for Mysore district, has said that he will make efforts to address the pending issue of providing land for the proposed Gangubai Hangal Music University in Mysore.

He was speaking after presenting the Karnataka Sangita Nrutya Academy's honorary awards, Karnataka Kala Sri award and the book award for 2009-10 here on Monday.

While the honorary awards carry a cash prize of Rs. 10,000 each, the other awards carry a cash prize of Rs. 5, 000 and a citation, memento and shawl for all the awards.

The winners of honorary awards are Nilattahalli Kasturi and Ibrahim N. Sutar

The Karnataka Kala Sri award winners: Carnatic music — Sarvamangala Shankar (vocal), C. Venkataswamy (Dolu) and A.V. Venkataramanaiah (violin, all from Bangalore); Hindustani vocal — Keshava Rao A. Thite (Bijapur), Vayujivottamachar (Raichur) and Shanmukhananda F. Gojanur (Dharwad); Dance — Veenamurthy Vijaya (kuchupudi), D.S. Srivatsa (musical ballet, both from Bangalore), Arathi Shetty (Bharatanatyam, Mangalore) and Sudha Murthy (Bharatanatyam, Challakere); Light music — S.B. Shivalingappa (Bhadravati).

Kathakirtana — C. Veerabhadra Shastry (Kolar) and Rudraradhya Shastri (Gadag); Gamaka — Jayasita (Mysore) and A. Rukminiamma (Chamarjanagar); Musicology — A. Sundaramurthy (Bangalore); and Book award — Hanumannanayaka Dore (Ragadeepike).

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