Well-known Yakshagana artiste Chittani Ramachandra Hegde will be felicitated by Yakshagana Kalaranga, Chittani Abhimani Balaga and Sri Krishna Math here on February 23 on being the first Yakshagana artiste to bag the “Padmashri” Award.

A press release issued here on Monday stated that Chairman of the Karnataka Yakshagana Bayalata Academy M.L. Samaga would deliver the felicitation address. Raghupati Bhat, MLA, would be the chief guest.

Vishwavallabha Tirtha Swamiji of Paryaya Sode Math would participate.

Sri Veeranjaneya Yakshamitra Mandali from Bangaramakki would give a Yakshagana performance, “Krishnarjuna”, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Rajangana. The felicitation function would be held at 8.30 p.m., the press release said.

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