Special Correspondent

BANGALORE: The Karnataka Yakshagana Bayalata Academy has selected 10 artistes each representing various forms of yakshagana and bayalata for its annual award for 2008 and 2009.

Announcing the awards, chairperson of the academy Kumble Sundara Rao told presspersons here on Friday that each award carries a cash prize of Rs. 10,000, a shawl a citation and a memento and it would be presented on March 21 at Srikshetra Dharmastala.

The award winners are: 2008- Karki Narayana Hasyagara, Vandse Narayana Ganiga, Molahalli Heriyanaik, Hosahitlu Malinga Bhat, H. Subbanna Bhatta(Brahmavara), Ramaiah Rai (Mumbai), Fakira (Beltangadi), Madevaiah ( Kottadoddigrama), K.N. Dasachar (Muniyuru) and Siddanna Chenappa Sarasamba (Gulbarga). 2009: Peruvodi Narayanabhat, Sampaje Shinappa Rai, Katilu Purushottama Bhat, Matyadi Narasimha Shetty, Mukhyprana Kinnigoli, M.K. Ramesh Achar (Kattehaklu), Mahabaleshwar Bhat Dharmasahale, Kashibai Dadanatti (Bagalkot), Khadar Saab (Mriyammanahalli -Bellary district) and Jayaraje Urs (H.D. Kote).

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