The 90th birthday celebrations of veteran journalist Patil Puttappa on Friday will see the rebirth of his Kannada daily, Vishwavani.

On the occasion, the Dr. Patil Puttappa Award will be presented to senior journalists S.V. Jayasheela Rao and U.B. Rajalaksmi.

The Dr. Patil Puttappa Vichara Vedike will organise these events at the auditorium of the Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industry at JC Nagar here to mark the occasion.

According to a release issued by organising secretary of the vedike Niranjan Walishettar, the function will begin at 6 p.m.

Nijagunanand Swami of Nishkalmantapa, Bailur, the former ministers Basavaraj Horatti and A.M. Hindasageri, Pralhad Joshi, MP, and the former MLA D.R. Patil will be among those attending the event.