Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: NTR Vignan Trust, headed by Nandamuri Laxmi Parvathi, wife of late N.T. Rama Rao, has selected eminent Kannada writer Santeshivara Linagannaiah Bhyrappa for the NTR National Literary Award this year. The award will be conferred upon Dr. Bhyrappa at Ravindra Bharati here on May 28, NTR's birth anniversary.

Speaker K. R. Suresh Reddy will be the chief guest and the function will be presided over by C. Narayana Reddy, Jnanpeeth Awardee and president of Andhra Saraswata Parishad.

Prominent works

Another Jnanpeeth Awardee Indira Goswamy will attend the function, according to Dr. Laxmi Parvathi.

Two of Dr. Bhyrappa's masterpieces are `Tantu' and `Parva'. While the former deals with the post-Independence value system in the country, the latter tells us the story of `Mahabharata' from the view point of Draupadi, Gandhari and Kunti.