Award for poet

Poet and filmmaker Pratibha Nandakumar has bagged the Anupama Award 2013, instituted by the Karnataka Lekhakhiyara Sangha. The award, which carries a purse of Rs. 10,000 and a certificate, will be presented to Ms. Nandakumar on May 26 at a function at the Kannada Sahitya Parishat. Writer Shashi Deshpande will present the award. Ms. Nandakumar has written nine collections of poems in Kannada, one collection in English and has also translated Ms. Deshpande’s works. — Staff Reporter