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He will get the Dr. Shivaram Karanth Hutturu Prashasti

The felicitation will be held on October 10

The award has been instituted by the Kotathattu Gram Panchayat

Udupi: The Dr. Shivaram Karanth Hutturu Prashasti for 2009 will be presented to noted Yakshagana artiste Chittani Ramachandra Hegde at Kota-Giliyaru in Udupi district on October 10.

Member of the Karanth Utsava Committee and MLC Kota Srinivas Poojary said the award had been instituted by the Kotathattu Gram Panchayat and was being given away annually. It was given in memory of the Jnanpith Award-winner late Kota Shivaram Karanth. Dr. Karanth’s birth anniversary will fall on October 10.

Mr. Hegde (76) has rendered invaluable contribution to the Badagathittu school of Yakshagana. The other recipients of this annual award included the former Chief Minister M. Veerappa Moily (2005), the former Lokayukta N. Venkatachala (2006), educationist K.R. Hande (2007) and journalist Ravi Belagere (2008), Mr. Poojary said.

President of the Kotathattu Gram Panchayat Vishwaprakashini Hande and members of the samiti Raghu Tingalaya and Narendra Kumar were present.

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